Recognition for a bold plan to rethink global humanitarianism...
ThinkPlace has won a major award from the Boston-based Design Management Institute for an ambitious project that uses design thinking to reimagine the global humanitarian system.
The Design Value Award, shared with client the Overseas Development Institute, was presented at a ceremony in Boston. Design Value Awards, recognise teams who have delivered significant value through design or design management practices.
Founded in 1975, DMI brings together educators, researchers, designers, and leaders from every design discipline, every industry, and every corner of the planet to facilitate transformational organizational change and design-driven innovation.
Organisations from across the globe entered the awards, with judges selecting only a few deemed worthy of a first, second or third place award.
This year the three judges awarded two first places, three second places and three third places. Winning projects hailed from around the world, including the United States, Mexico, The Netherlands and Australia. ThinkPlace and project partner ODI were awarded a third place.
Four other projects were awarded honourable mentions.
The judges said of the overall crop of winners: “This year’s Design Value Award winners are exemplars in their fields, a distinguished list of international organizations that include non-profit agencies, government entities, large multinationals, and regional enterprises.”
“The results are stunning,” they said. “The financial gains, social impacts, environmental effects, and positive results on organizational culture will inspire you, challenge you, and most certainly make you proud to be part of an industry that is a powerful agent of change.”