At the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, we create new ways for communities to use technology to harness their ideas and power to act on the problems that matter to them and create the futures they want.

What we do

We design tools and projects that allow communities to respond collectively to challenges, and that help public and voluntary sector institutions strengthen trust and collaboration with citizens. We help diverse voices to be heard, and for people with different interests and preferences to find common goals. Our approach helps to build community awareness and collective action on issues that matter – from tackling the climate crisis to living healthy lives.

How we do it

We work with organisations to help them understand where and how collective intelligence approaches can help address the problems they’re working on. We apply collective intelligence design – which brings together diverse groups of people, with new sources of data and digital technologies – to develop bespoke solutions to those problems. Through the use of rigorous research methods, we also test and evaluate each solution.

Why us?

Our expertise is grounded in our extensive knowledge of a range of collective intelligence methods and our understanding of which combination is best for a particular problem, as well as a cutting-edge research programme. The Centre’s multidisciplinary team brings skills in participatory methods, research, community mobilisation, data science, design and AI and we have worked with organisations from the UN to the BBC. Our flagship Collective Intelligence Design Playbook helped to define the field and is used by practitioners around the world.

To contact the Collective Intelligence team email us at [email protected]

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Collective Intelligence Design Playbook

Collective Intelligence Design Playbook

Team

Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Co-Head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Peter is responsible for a number of large scale research projects and experiments that explore how human and machine intelligence can be combined to solve social challenges.

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Kathy Peach

Kathy Peach

Kathy Peach

Director of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

The Centre for Collective Intelligence Design explores how human and machine intelligence can be combined to develop innovative solutions to social challenges

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Aleks Berditchevskaia

Aleks Berditchevskaia

Aleks Berditchevskaia

Principal Researcher, Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Aleks Berditchevskaia is the Principal Researcher at Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design.

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Joana Murta Rosa

Joana Murta Rosa

Joana Murta Rosa

Programme and Operations Manager, Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Joana is the Programme and Operations Manager for CCID.

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Oli Whittington

Oli Whittington

Oli Whittington

Senior Researcher, Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Oli Whittington is a senior researcher leading democratic innovation in Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

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Meera Shah

Meera Shah

Meera Shah

Programme & Operations Manager, Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Meera is the Programme and Operations Manager at Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design.

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Naoise Boyle

Naoise Boyle

Naoise Boyle

Design Lead, Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Naoise joined Nesta in 2022 as Design Lead in the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

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