Changing the World with Design Thinking: Meet Rashid Owoyele of Design Impact

09 Mar 2015 by Jason's Connection
Jason Harris and Rashid Owoyele (Image: SaberComm)

Recently Jason Harris of Jason’s Connection sat down for a fascinating interview with Rashid Owoyele of Design Impact, a firm that helps nonprofits use design thinking to better serve their constituents.

Design thinking is a creative problem-solving process that businesses and nonprofits can use to improve their services.

Owoyele describes his work as being “at the intersection of social justice and service design.”

Design can move us “from how things are to how they ought to be.”
“We think professionals are the only people who’s opinions matter, but…every human’s experience matters. Everyone…has a valuable perspective.”

Interview With Rashid Owoyele

DESIGN IMPACT is a non-profit social innovation firm made up of designers, community development practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and educators. They collaborate with passionate people, bring design and innovation practice to the table, and work together to design a better world.

RASHID OWOYELE is Social Innovation Specialist at Design Impact, and heads the STUDIO C PROGRAM,  a social innovation program that engages organizations in a design-centered learning circle to explore and develop new ideas, policies, practices, and collaborations for social change in the Cincinnati region. His work ranges from urbanism to service design and beyond.

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