We’re an award-winning charity that designs products and builds social ventures to help solve social problems.


We’re harnessing behavioural science to help Fair Finance improve their services supporting families on a lower income to manage financial shocks and build financial resilience for the future.

This blog reflects on an thoughtful, energetic event in which 25 Londoners reimagined the city from a more relationship-centred perspective.

When food shopping, unhealthy choices are easier to find, harder to ignore and more affordable. We conducted rapid research into how digital products and services can nudge healthier choices during the family food shop.


We create our own products and services and work with other organisations to help improve existing ones.

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Our approach

We use a research-led, user-centred design approach to create solutions that meet user needs, are financially sustainable and have a profound social impact. We have developed this into a new model, Progressively, used by funders and other social organisations.

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Our Team

We are an expert team of researchers, designers and venture builders with experience in a range of social issues including mental health, obesity and social isolation.

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Working with us

We work with organisations that are trying to have a deep and lasting social impact. We provide the methodology, specialist skills and experience to help them improve their solutions and develop new ones.

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  • Shift brings significant expertise and experience in product and service design, as well as a well developed approach to generating three strands of value, which sit at the core of their work. Shift’s way of working is really good fun, and we’ve made huge progress in a short space of time. Sarah Mcmullen NCT
  • I was keen to partner with Shift because of their ethos to use technology to make a positive difference. They are passionate about involving the end users throughout the process, to ensure that their products meet the needs and wants of those who will use them Clare Hill Reading University

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Explore articles, videos and research and design reports that we’ve made available to help anyone designing for impact.

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