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Thicket turns one!

This month marks Thicket’s one year anniversary! As many of you know, I launched Thicket one year ago believing that design could facilitate social change, and systemic scale was possible. In February of last year, I started inviting like-minded individuals to collaborate to bring these ideas into reality. By summer, we…

Small Steps: A documentary on design for early childhood systems

In South Carolina, one think tank is taking a fresh approach to redesigning the complex systems that surround children and their families. Last year, the Institute for Child Success embarked on a special exploration of the potential for design thinking to tackle complex, systems-level challenges in early childhood health and…

Happy holidays from us!

As 2014 comes to a close, the Thicket team is off to spend the holidays with family and friends and celebrate our progress this year. A quick recap of 2014: January: Thicket launches with a feature in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. February: Team recruitment begins. March: Thicket incorporates as an LLC. April:…

Testing potential for impact

When MIT-incubated startup Sourcewater first talked to us about designing an impact model to demonstrate their vision, we were intrigued. We wanted to see how unconventional energy could be a pathway to more sustainable water practices nationwide. Sourcewater matches energy companies with impaired and fresh water sources to help maximize wastewater recycling,…

How do we measure the impact of emotion?

Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI) plays an important role in equipping New York City youth with knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of Chinatown, Asian Americans, and other underrepresented communities. But the impact of community building programs like CYI isn’t always easy to measure. Until now, the impact of…

About our mission

Thicket helps people harness the power of complexity to think and work together in systems. We are in a period of dramatic social and technological change. As the circulation of people, resources, and ideas accelerates, results of all this human activity amplify. We’re seeing a new intensity and scale in…