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Chris Larkin

Managing Director - Impact @ IDEO.org

ex-Girl Effect,  

ex-BBC Media Action,  

ex-National Centre for Social Research,  

ex-Hay Group Consulting 

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Chris Larkin

A leader in the field of social impact & innovation, experienced in strategy, research, and measurement & learning. Through my career I have applied my background in social & organizational psychology, to challenges in the fields of social design, change communications, & international development.

Chris’s expertise

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Skills
Impact Design
Design Research
Design Strategy
System Thinking
Social Sciences
Expertise
Social Sciences
Learning & Organization Design
Service Design
Industry experience
Media
Non-Governmental Organization
Consultancy
Design
Social Impact
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Offerings

Focal Topics: Design for Social Impact, Systems Change, & Measuring Impact

I've given guest lectures to graduate classes at The New School, NYU Wagner Grad School of Public Service, and Pratt, and have written numerous book chapters and journal articles on the role & value of design for social impact.

System Design
Change Enabler
Design Thinking
SDGs
Transformation
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Ten Year Impact Report - IDEO.org
Projects
IDEO.org

Ten Year Impact Report - IDEO.org

Measurement + Analysis
Design Thinking
A curation of evidence and learning from a decade of applying design to social impact challenges. The storytelling was built from insights gathered through partner feedback, internal reflection sessions, and independent evaluations of IDEO.org's work.
Design for Impact - Bringing Empathy and Creativity to Social Change
Expert Talks
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Design for Impact - Bringing Empathy and Creativity to Social Change

Design Thinking
Measurement + Analysis
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Book chapter exploring the role of human-centered and systems-minded design in social impact, contributed to: 'Perspectives on Impact, Leading Voices on Making Systemic Change in the Twenty-First Century' (2019) edited by Nina Montgomery.