by Rebecca Bedrossian

The Gain: AIGA’s Design for Social Value Conference has come
and gone, but the takeaway will stay with attendees for a long while. From
theoretical thinking to dirty-hands-on design, community development,
healthcare and teaching kids about design, to equity and accessibility, Gain delivered
inspirational epiphanies that resonated with designers. They left wanting to be
more meaningful designers who will seek out our world’s problems in order to shape our

To deliver social value, you have to understand how to
create business value. —Robert Fabricant of frog design

Design belongs in the hands of youth. —Emily Pilloton of Project H Design

We are not designing ourselves out of the hole we designed
ourselves into. —Banny Banerjee of Stanford’s ChangeLabs

Storytelling is imperative in measuring data. —Gaby Brink of
Tomorrow Partners

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