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1. Kauffman, Jordan A.G. Success Metrics and Sustainable Business Models in Social Innovation Design Firms.

Degree: MFA, College of Communication and Information / School of Visual Communication Design, 2017, Kent State University

This thesis is an investigation into sustainable business models and the different evaluation methods utilized in social innovation design. Over the last twenty years, there has been an increase in awareness and desire within the design industry to utilize design as a way to help solve some of the large, systemic social problems facing people all over the world. To make this work financially and sustainably, designers are utilizing a variety of for-profit and nonprofit business models. However, these business models are potentially hindering social innovation designers’ access to the resources needed to measure the impact of their work. Social innovation designers are co-designing and developing services, programs, systems, and products with nonprofits and communities that are dealing with these social problems. Social change work of this nature requires designers and their partners to be engaged in measuring the long-term impact of their work in order to truly make lasting change. This has led social innovation designers to turn to evaluation methods used in the parallel fields of social work, community organizing, education, and public health, in order to track the impacts of their work. These evaluation methods also play a key role in helping social innovation designers better communicate the value they bring to their clients and partners. By utilizing and integrating these evaluation methods into their design processes, social innovation designers are leading the way for this field to gain broader acceptance and support. Advisors/Committee Members: Visocky O'Grady, Ken (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Design; Entrepreneurship; Social Work; Systems Design; Social Innovation Design; Design for Social Good; Business Models; Business Models in Social Innovation Design; Visual Communication Design; Theory of Change; Logic Model; Evaluation Methods in Design; Evaluation Methods; Nonprofits; Nonprofit Design

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APA (6th Edition):

Kauffman, J. A. G. (2017). Success Metrics and Sustainable Business Models in Social Innovation Design Firms. (Masters Thesis). Kent State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1494954094304411

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kauffman, Jordan A G. “Success Metrics and Sustainable Business Models in Social Innovation Design Firms.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Kent State University. Accessed August 23, 2017. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1494954094304411.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kauffman, Jordan A G. “Success Metrics and Sustainable Business Models in Social Innovation Design Firms.” 2017. Web. 23 Aug 2017.

Vancouver:

Kauffman JAG. Success Metrics and Sustainable Business Models in Social Innovation Design Firms. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Kent State University; 2017. [cited 2017 Aug 23]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1494954094304411.

Council of Science Editors:

Kauffman JAG. Success Metrics and Sustainable Business Models in Social Innovation Design Firms. [Masters Thesis]. Kent State University; 2017. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1494954094304411

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