Selected Current Projects

TEMPLETON WORLD CHARITIES FOUNDATION

Exploring Diverse Intelligences Mid-term Evaluation

We surveyed the growing Diverse Intelligences community and portfolio of funded projects to provide a mid-term evaluation as part of an ambitious, multi-year initiative. We are helping to synthesize and map the diverse forms and faculties of natural and artificial intelligences, from structure and purpose to evolutionary origins.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Health Equity Design Principles for Community-based Organizations

In our Power of Minds project, we observed that mindsets and psychological interventions can influence health, educational, and mental health outcomes. Yet much of the primary research on these topics has not been translated for use by front line community service providers. In this project, we are synthesizing insights from scholars, designers, and community innovators to create evidence-based, user-friendly, web-based toolkits for community social service providers on topics like trauma, cultural mismatch, cognitive load, stigma, and resilience.

 

We aim to advance health equity through well-designed mindset interventions with a particular focus on helping community-based organizations, especially those that provide services to people experiencing poverty, bias, stigma or discrimination. To do so, we are translating insights from scholars, innovators, and designers into actionable practices, design principles, and materials for front-line service providers and their programs more broadly.

JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION

Public Media and Dialogues on “The Boundaries of Humanity”

In partnership with Stanford University researchers, we are designing and producing public conversations, engagement experiments and multiple media (video, audio/podcast, interactive/digital curricula, print) across disciplines to educate and engage public audiences about how emerging technologies might challenge what it means to be human in the decades ahead.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION / STANFORD MIND-BODY LAB

"Medicine + Mindset” digital training

We are working with Stanford University psychologists to design and produce a multimedia digital training program that leverages mindset research for primary care, hospital and medical clinics.The interactive sessions, shaped by audience research, address what mindset is, how it works, and how to activate patient and provider mindsets to improve health outcomes.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Communicate to Vaccinate

Vaccination is key to ending the Covid-19 pandemic. We are spearheading a rapid, iterative process to produce a website and design guide that will help employers develop and tailor vaccine communications and process interventions for their populations of concern, guided by evidence-based principles and translated for use with human-centered design. This effort will be supported with crowdsourced, Creative Commons-licensed design resources.