• People are at the heart of

    all innovation.

    We put people before the ​process, and process before product.

  • We collaborate with brave people across many sectors to create solutions to the world's toughest challenges.

    We always start with one simple question...

  • Innovation Project Feature

     

    How might we re-think sexuality education

    together with youth and organizations across Thailand?

    DSIL and UNICEF wanted to better understand how sexuality education is working in Thailand, by evaluating the Thai youth's understanding of what they have learned. We were sure if we gave them an opportunity to be listened to while learning about the process of innovation, they would then channel their experiences into actionable steps and design new solutions. They did that and more.

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  • Check just some of the tangible solutions one winning team build with many diverse minds. From understanding teen boys felt embarrassed buying condoms, they made directions easier, characters to explain more and an app so youth can have a larger discussion about the choices in their life.

    Download the report and investigate the impact at

    Sexuality Talk Thailand website

  • Our Work in Action

    We use and teach Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design to drive innovation from within.

    We are systems level thinkers and create strategy that sticks.

    Action Research using HCD at the International Design Summit

    Sisaket, Thailand

     

    DSIL designed and implemented the International Development Design Summit in 2017, the first ever to be hosted in Asia. The summit brought over 25 participants together with the local community to bring 6 ideas to prototype phase. The two-week event catalyzed an inclusive & sustainable approach to development in Southeast Asia. New solutions to challenges in farming, fair trade products, and local health were identified and tested. Check out what we learned together with MIT D-Lab, Raitong Organics, USAID and many more.

    Customized Workshops & Training with the International Red Cross

    Bangkok, Thailand

     

    Red Cross Geneva needed a skills boost at their annual global meeting and identified creative capacity development as a great way to go forward! DSIL was brought in to run a design thinking training for communications and marketing teams. The DSIL team designed and facilitated a workshop using real-time challenges the team identified prior to the session. Teams practiced how to spot new opportunities for effective marketing initiatives by truly listening to how users responded to the organization's work. From there, they built strategies to test new ideas quickly in the months to come.

    Action-Oriented Facilitation with the Open Society Foundation

    Montreal, Canada

     

    Open Society Foundation called in DSIL to facilitate a strategy meeting with their global group of grantees who work in communities with people who use drugs. The goal was to design programming that includes the marginalized population into planning and designing of those programs. Starting with lessons learned and moving into what futures could look like, DSIL guided this group in exploring diverse opinions, engaging in activities that helped them think through progressive alternatives and realize different solutions needed for each geographic location, while fostering the vision of Open Society.

    Liberating, Action-Oriented Facilitation with Asia Catalyst

    A Global Gathering in Chiang Mai, Thailand

     

    Asia Catalyst fights for human rights in access to health around the world. Their global Team Leaders came together to think about past successes and identify areas to pivot in the face of a changing political and financial climate. DSIL guided the group through 3 days of co-creation, introducing new tools for reflection and innovation that Leaders could adopt on their teams. Always thinking on a systems level, DSIL ensured the new strategy was intrinsically agile and flexible. Asia Catalyst Team Leaders who wanted to work on their personal development were supported by one-on-one Coaching during the retreat.

  • We work brave people across many different sectors.

    As a social enterprise, we always have our eye on the bigger picture for positive impact and believe in the power of radical collaboration in solving the world's toughest challenges.

  • The values that we live out loud ensure every project has what

    it needs to build the conditions for innovation to emerge.

    Co-creation drives our organization and your projects.

  • Let's design together!

    Every team, project, idea, and training has unique needs and strengths right from the beginning. Let's have a call or a coffee and design around yours.

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