LIFTING 175,000

PEOPLE

OUT OF POVERTY

Challenge
Reduce the number of people under the poverty line in Oregon by 175,000 in five years. 
 
Process
Six simultaneous design labs using customer-centered design methodology and facilitated innovation training.
 
Outcomes
The three-day design lab generated two dozen poverty alleviation innovations: Ranging from a daycare savings bank, social service aggregator map app, and a web-based sharing platform that encourages income generation and connectivity. Top ideas moved onto the MVP stage for rapid prototyping and review by the Governor and state agency heads.  

Project Approach

  • Research and interviews with Oregonians in poverty 

  • Design lab

  • Human-centered design

  • Six high-intensity design labs with 75 participants including elected officials, those living in poverty, and social service providers 

 

Industry
Government

Social Services

 

Role
Design lab and human-centered design Facilitator

A BETTER WAY TO BUY LOCAL  

INNOVATING HOMELESS YOUTH OUT OF POVERTY