Contained within the Methods Menu is a collection of instructions and templates for public service managers, social innovators and entrepreneurs who are looking for a new way to address social issues, whether this is reducing homelessness or encouraging greater participation in the community from older people.
Many of the ideas including the main templates have been used extensively in teaching design-based approaches to MBA students at Said Business School and to social entrepreneurs and innovators.
However, because the Methods Menu is designed to be both a manual and an introduction to “social design”, the authors, Lucy Kimbell and intern Joe Julier, have also endeavoured to outline and explain some of the broader concepts underpinning a “designerly” approach to the world. And, for those who like to dig a little deeper they have, whenever possible, signposted their influences and provided an introductory reading and watching list.
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