Foxes and Planes

Table of Contents

The case studies below highlight intelligent and innovative business practices spanning different industries. The goal is to assist people looking to make changes in their professional endeavors by allowing them to learn from what’s been done elsewhere and find analogous inspiration.

New This Month (August 2017)

How the Royal Ontario Museum uses Tinder to delight and engage audiences.

How Shareyourmeal fosters entrepreneurship and creates stronger communities.

How CrowdMed helps doctors deliver better care by distributing the load.

How Casserole Club encourages elderly care through sharing of food.

How Library for All is improving access to education around the world by capitalizing on existing resources.

How Elemental designed social housing that grows with its residents.

How the city of Portishead saved money, helped improve the flow of vehicular traffic and kept pedestrians happy.

How the CAH uses public shaming to keep their space clean.

How Hamdam provides critically important information to Iranian women in secret.

How WPP created digital safe spaces for women to get access to an important service.

How RefAid changed the way aid organizations operate by calling them.

How a McDonalds in Queens became a natural gathering place for the local elderly community.

How Somali communities create their own digital support structures in lieu of external aid.


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Architecture and Urbanism, Behavior Change, Communication Design, Education, Elderly Care, Experience Design, Marketing, Policy, Product, Service, Social Innovation, Strategy


 

Architecture and Urbanism

How Elemental designed social housing that grows with its residents.

How the city of Portishead saved money, helped improve the flow of vehicular traffic and kept pedestrians happy.

How the Green House Project uses nature and individuality to help seniors age with grace.

Behavior Change

How the city of Portishead saved money, helped improve the flow of vehicular traffic and kept pedestrians happy.

How the CAH uses public shaming to keep their space clean.

How Mount Sinai Hospital innovates elderly care without technology.

How Give&Take promotes healthy aging through the sharing economy.

How M-KOPA uses pricing to connect 400,000+ homes to affordable solar power.

How Charity: Water allows you to not only donate but also track your impact.

How NYC targets obesity through food access and education.

How the DFID targets STD education locally in Zimbabwe.

How the Guardian team encourages internal brainstorming.

How Give Back Box helps retailers reduce waste and be charitable.

How Frog Design uncovered the importance of public perception in combating HIV in South Africa.

Communication Design

How Hamdam provides critically important information to Iranian women in secret.

How WPP created digital safe spaces for women to get access to an important service.

How Slack stays ‘human’ as a technology company.

How the DFID targets STD education locally in Zimbabwe.

How the Guardian team encourages internal brainstorming.

How ‘Notfound’ helps you meaningfully use your wasted web space.

Education

How Library for All is improving access to education around the world by capitalizing on existing resources.

How Hamdam provides critically important information to Iranian women in secret.

How WPP created digital safe spaces for women to get access to an important service.

How Samasource created an education model that’s also a first job for someone moving out of poverty.

How the DFID targets STD education locally in Zimbabwe.

How Wire the Wise teaches the elderly to use technology.

How school districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California tackle attendance with laundry.

How Frog Design uncovered the importance of public perception in combating HIV in South Africa.

How a Dutch retirement home engaged students in providing support for their residents.

How NStar crafts partnerships to allow their students real-world work experience while in school.

How NYC targets obesity through food access and education.

Elderly Care

How Casserole Club encourages elderly care through sharing of food.

How Mount Sinai Hospital innovates elderly care without technology.

How Give&Take promotes healthy aging through the sharing economy.

How Wire the Wise teaches the elderly to use technology.

How a Dutch retirement home engaged students in providing support for their residents.

How the Green House Project uses nature and individuality to help seniors age with grace.

Experience Design

How Mount Sinai Hospital innovates elderly care without technology.

How Give&Take promotes healthy aging through the sharing economy.

How Slack stays ‘human’ as a technology company.

How the Guardian team encourages internal brainstorming.

How some outdoor venues reduce staff burden and make patrons do the work.

How to create a stronger emotional connection by targeting multiple senses.

How the Green House Project uses nature and individuality to help seniors age with grace.

Marketing

How the Royal Ontario Museum uses Tinder to delight and engage audiences.

How WPP created digital safe spaces for women to get access to an important service.

How Big Bad Bagels grows their brand presence with gentle nudges.

Policy

How the city of Portishead saved money, helped improve the flow of vehicular traffic and kept pedestrians happy.

How Mount Sinai Hospital innovates elderly care without technology.

How NYC targets obesity through food access and education.

Product

How Give&Take promotes healthy aging through the sharing economy.

How M-KOPA uses pricing to connect 400,000+ homes to affordable solar power.

How Juabar provides solar energy and entrepreneurship opportunities in Tanzania.

How Charity: Water allows you to not only donate but also track your impact.

How Samasource created an education model that’s also a first job for someone moving out of poverty.

How Slack stays ‘human’ as a technology company.

How ‘Notfound’ helps you meaningfully use your wasted web space.

How Frog Design uncovered the importance of public perception in combating HIV in South Africa.

How to create a stronger emotional connection by targeting multiple senses.

How Yixing Teapots actually get better the more you use them.

Service

How Shareyourmeal fosters entrepreneurship and creates stronger communities.

How CrowdMed helps doctors deliver better care by distributing the load.

How Library for All is improving access to education around the world by capitalizing on existing resources.

How Hamdam provides critically important information to Iranian women in secret.

How RefAid changed the way aid organizations operate by calling them.

How Mount Sinai Hospital innovates elderly care without technology.

How Give&Take promotes healthy aging through the sharing economy.

How M-KOPA uses pricing to connect 400,000+ homes to affordable solar power.

How Juabar provides solar energy and entrepreneurship opportunities in Tanzania.

How Charity: Water allows you to not only donate but also track your impact.

How Samasource created an education model that’s also a first job for someone moving out of poverty.

How Slack stays ‘human’ as a technology company.

How NYC targets obesity through food access and education.

How ‘Notfound’ helps you meaningfully use your wasted web space.

How Give Back Box helps retailers reduce waste and be charitable.

How Wire the Wise teaches the elderly to use technology.

How some outdoor venues reduce staff burden and make patrons do the work.

How LinkedIn incentivized users to complete their profiles through search metrics.

How school districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California tackle attendance with laundry.

How a Dutch retirement home engaged students in providing support for their residents.

How Frog Design uncovered the importance of public perception in combating HIV in South Africa.

How to create a stronger emotional connection by targeting multiple senses.

How the Green House Project uses nature and individuality to help seniors age with grace.

Social Innovation

How Shareyourmeal fosters entrepreneurship and creates stronger communities.

How Casserole Club encourages elderly care through sharing of food.

How a McDonalds in Queens became a natural gathering place for the local elderly community.

How Somali communities create their own digital support structures in lieu of external aid.

How Give&Take promotes healthy aging through the sharing economy.

How M-KOPA uses pricing to connect 400,000+ homes to affordable solar power.

How Juabar provides solar energy and entrepreneurship opportunities in Tanzania.

How Samasource created an education model that’s also a first job for someone moving out of poverty.

How the DFID targets STD education locally in Zimbabwe.

How Wire the Wise teaches the elderly to use technology.

How a Dutch retirement home engaged students in providing support for their residents.

How one North Carolina Community self organized to combat a food desert.

Strategy

How the Royal Ontario Museum uses Tinder to delight and engage audiences.

How RefAid changed the way aid organizations operate by calling them.