SOCIAL
INNOVATION

BY

DESIGN

We partner with organizations to  design and market new programs, services, and products that create positive social and environmental impact.

We partner with mission driven organizations to design and launch new programs from post-it notes to reality. Since our doors opened in 2010, we have been invited to facilitate social innovation initiatives in Silicon Valley board rooms, White House offices, leadership summits, and even classrooms in remote villages.

FROM POST IT NOTES TO HEADLINES

DESIGN THINKING IN ACTION / We use proven design thinking and  facilitation methods in our research and apply user-centered design to create engagement.

It takes a village to be the change.

DESIGN DOING / As experienced innovators we work across the innovation cycle to design and market services and programs that engage people in causes. We work with many of our clients across research, innovation, and communications while others hire us to manage a specific phase of the process. We specialize in working with small to medium sized organizations that partner with the largest companies in the world.

Communications

Insights & Patterns

Facilitation

New Ideas

Design Strategy

Making Things Go

PROGRAM DESIGN /

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY /

CAMPAIGN DESIGN /

 

MEETING FACILITATION /

DESIGN CHARRETTES /

STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS /

LEADERSHIP SUMMITS /

TRAININGS /

ENGAGING
COMMUNITIES

WITH

 CAUSES

CLIENTS

TESTIMONIALS

WE'VE ALSO WORKED WITH

TESTIMONIALS

OUR

FOUNDERS

Our Principals have more than ten years of work experience and advanced degrees in business and strategic design from the world’s top universities. They have worked with the organizations at the forefront of social innovation to convene and mobilize stakeholders, apply design thinking and doing, and scale systems-level change across  individuals, networks, organizations, industries, and government agencies. Key industries they have worked with include green building, clean-tech, sustainable food systems, sustainable tourism, and arts education.

Karen

Jackson

Karen Jackson is passionate about developing human potential and creativity as the source of a sustainable, healthy, happy future for our children and planet. A natural born creative strategist, she has made a career out of partnering with visionaries to develop new programs and turn them into reality. On top of her ten years of entrepreneurial experience she earned an MS in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons New School where she studied human centered design and business strategy. She also holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard. In her spare time she can be found having gourmet picnics on long hikes and dancing with her ten nieces and nephews.

Chloe

Byruck

Chloe Byruck completed her MBA at INSEAD in the spring of 2016 and often finds herself in a new country each week. Chloe is defined by her ability to connect with people, align stakeholders, and make sense out of vast quantities of information. She has served as a trusted senior leader with numerous foundations and businesses. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Social Design and Architecture from Washington University  and is trained as an Interaction Associates facilitator. In her spare time you can find her enjoying her family and friends, renovating buildings, and surfing.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

 

( Steve jobs )

RESOURCES & NEWS

From books to collaboration technologies, below is a collection of some of our favorite resources.

TOP 10 DESIGN THINKING BOOKS

These are the books we recommend to those interested in getting acquainted with design thinking. We regularly return to them for our own inspiration and guidance

Posted June 19, 2016 by Karen Jackson

BEST REMOTE COLLABORATION TOOLS

The degree to which you can keep your team coordinated during an innovation or change program largely dictates success and these tools can help keep you on track.

Coming October, 2016

GO BEYOND THE BRAINSTORM

Techniques for identifying good ideas and building consensus.

Coming November, 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISUALIZING NEW IDEAS

Sketchnotes, experience maps, visualizing content and plans helps ensure that people stay on the same page.

Coming December, 2016

As we participate in conferences and workshops around the world we capture and share key learnings and resources on our facebook page.

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If you are have a question about how to approach your creative process we would be happy to help.

ASK US ABOUT DESIGN THINKING AND INNOVATION STRATEGY

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There is no longer any real distinction between business strategy and the design of the user experience.

 

( IBM in HBR )

LET'S TALK

If you are interested in exploring how Ecotone might work with your organization we invite you to send us an email with some information about you and your work.  We would be happy to set up a call to explore how we might partner or take you out for coffee.

ADDRESS

PO Box 5575 San Francisco, CA

PHONE

Number: 1-415-967-1841

EMAIL

info@ecotonecreative.com

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