Shift

Product design for social change

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Shift is an award-winning social enterprise that designs products and builds social ventures to help solve social problems. We address a range of social issues including obesity, mental health and social isolation. We follow a research-based, user-centred design process to develop a deep understanding of these issues and the people involved, and develop products and services to tackle them. We aim to create things that people need and like, have a measurable social impact and can grow to scale as self-sustaining social ventures. Partnering with organisations like the NSPCC, NCT and Google allows us greater reach and impact. Our portfolio includes Family Feeds and Box Chicken, created as part of our healthy fast food work; BfB Labs, which develops biofeedback video games that build resilience to mental illness; and Historypin’s Storybox, local storytelling events that increase understanding and empathy amongst diverse local groups in the UK and US. Our team has won Webby and Tech4Good awards, were finalists in the Google Impact Challenge and were twice named a New Radical by Nesta and the Observer.

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