Our design and technology practice helps Nesta and our partners design, build and test solutions that meet people’s needs and can have a positive social impact.
We do this by guiding colleagues and partners through a process of understanding the problem or issue from multiple perspectives and levels, then simply and quickly testing a diverse range of ideas. We repeat this process many times until we have solutions that meet people’s needs and lead to the desired social impact and business objectives.
The fields of design and technology are broad, ranging from the creation of tangible products through to shaping services and ecosystems.
The work of our design and technology practitioners reflects this breadth. Whether it’s refining content using behavioural insights to improve engagement in local authority services; building digital tools to help people better understand the environmental impact of their home heating; shaping a seamless experience across multiple touch points for people to switch to low-carbon heating; or helping key players across an ecosystem to work together to influence our food environment.
Throughout our history Nesta has advocated for, and used, design and technology for social innovation. We’ve done this through our work on programmes across different public and private sectors all over the world, and shared and promoted key resources and techniques by developing toolkits such diytoolkit.org. Our design and technology practice continues this legacy by being a focal point for practitioners – both in and outside of Nesta – who use design and technology for social good.
If you’d like to present at one of our regular design meetups or explore opportunities for collaboration with our design and technology practice please get in touch by emailing [email protected]