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At OpenIDEO, we work together to create real solutions to the toughest problems on the planet.

We’re a dynamic global community, and we believe that by sharing our diverse backgrounds, talents and ideas with each other, we’ll be better equipped to tackle global issues in innovative ways – much better than any of us would be on our own.

OpenIDEO is part of IDEO, a design and innovation firm that uses a human-centered, collaborative approach to solving complex issues – a methodology we call design thinking. Modeled on this approach, OpenIDEO enables people everywhere to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges.

We start our process with research to develop empathy and understand people's needs before diving into solutions. We also believe in learning through building – trying out our ideas with real people as quickly as possible, incorporating their feedback, and then refining our ideas again. And, we're convinced that the best innovation comes from co-creation amongst people with diverse perspectives – that is, people like you, and the thousands of talented individuals that make up the OpenIDEO community.

No matter what field you work in, what level of experience you have, or what country you’re from, if you're ready to work with others to tackle big challenges facing the world today, we'd love for you to join us. 

Welcome to the community. We can’t wait to see what we can create together.