We take a collective approach to tackling social problems. We use design thinking to help organisations maximise their impact.
Learning modules Design thinking for nonprofits
Financial wellbeing The impact of Covid-19 on financial vulnerability
Impact area Explore all our projects focused on improving mental health
Impact area Explore all our projects centred around financial wellbeing
Food Healthier and affordable fast food for families
Childhoods Better support for parents, even during the pandemic
What We Do
We bring together rigorous research, bold creativity, strategic thinking and an open collaborative mindset to design sustainable solutions to challenging social problems.
We’re a team of designers, researchers and strategists, with communications and commercial expertise. We enjoy challenging assumptions and working in an open and collaborative way. We’re a curious, obsessive, playful and thoughtful bunch.
Work with us
We partner with ambitious teams that are working to have a deep and lasting social impact. We provide the methodology, specialist skills and experience to help you be even more efficient and effective.
- 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. NCT
- Shift are fantastic to work with! I really value that they care about how each project can be impactful – rather than just delivering the outputs. They are really good at knowing when research needs to pivot – we started out with an internal report and soon realised that we needed to take a more systemic approach. Wellcome
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