Volume V, 2018

Podcast – Design for Social Innovation

Kayla O'Daniel

Social innovation is all around us, and design has the ability to make a real contribution. This podcast explores how designers are navigating and designing for social innovation in various contexts including IDEO and water resources in India to the Amplify movement in New York City devised by Parsons DESIS lab.


Mika ft. Colab. Fall to Pieces – Silence. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/mika/24945.

MSI Sweden. “Professor Ezio Manzini on Social Innovation Design”. YouTube video, 5:03. Posted [October 2013]. https://youtu.be/7MHFhyoqNfE.

Naandi Foundation. “NCWS 2.0 – Quest For Sustainability”. YouTube video, 6:59. Posted [May 2013]. https://youtu.be/7MHFhyoqNfE.

Parsons DESIS Lab. “Amplify Brooklyn – On Wheels”. Vimeo video, 4:27. Posted [November 2011]. https://vimeo.com/32497892.

Wild Films India. “Women collecting water from public tap in Pangaon, Maharashtra”. YouTube video, 0:53. Posted [April 2013]. https://youtu.be/g3a1sZReog8.

Jocelyn Wyatt. “Design Thinking for Social Inclusion”. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Podcast audio, April 18, 2011. https://ssir.org/podcasts/entry/jocelyn_wyatt_design_thinking_for_social_inclusion.

Author Affiliations

Kayla O’Daniel
MA student, Design Studies, Parsons School of Design