This year, in partnership with the SAIC, Greater Good Studio designed and built a new public school cafeteria. While that sounds like an architecture project, it really means designing interactions between kids and food, staff, space and other kids! The project shone a spotlight on how designers approach social problems differently than public policy folks. The community-driven research and design effort revealed new solutions including products, processes, structural elements and environmental elements. Further, it proved that designers can and should be tasked with creating new metrics for measuring their own success, and that all social innovation begins with local innovation.

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