July 16, 2018

1.  Optimism

Viewing problems as an opportunity for design and growth requires one to be optimistic about the potential for progress.

2. Concern about unmet customer needs

Innovative solutions that stick stem from empathy for people who use your products and services...

April 4, 2018

          My name is Sydney Arsenault and I am a junior majoring in social work at USC. As a social work major, I never thought I would be using words like “prototyping” or “design.” However, when I signed up for the Galen Health Fellows Leading Innovati...

December 1, 2017

Are you interested in bringing creative change and innovation to your workplace or the wider community?

Do you enjoy learning by doing and building new things?  

Are you looking for tools to engage your stakeholders in service innovation? Do you like to think outsid...

November 29, 2017

I3 has thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the USC Galen Scholars program over the course of fall semester to host the Health Innovation Lab.  Galen participants engaged in a highly interactive 4-session course to learn the basics of Human Centered Design.  The program...

September 15, 2017

               i3, UofSC’s newest social innovation endeavor, hit the ground running yesterday, launching its first year-long cohort to support creative community change in the Midlands area.  This year, i3 is teaming up with the Autism Academy and the Richland County...

September 15, 2017

Attempting to make systemic change can be an incredibly difficult task. Even more so if this change is going against a long held belief about how things should be done. Change makers are probably already familiar with design thinking and adaptive leadership. Using thes...

September 7, 2017

In the spirit of Galen and his legacy, students who participate in this workshop have an opportunity to be curious and open-minded, and to make novel connections. Using principles of human-centered design, students will work in transdisciplinary teams to identify, deve...

September 14, 2016

What do superheroes and social sector organizations have in common? They both fight for the common good in our communities, and they do so by thinking creatively and innovatively! Social Sector organizations are the superheroes of our community. They too fight for the...

June 2, 2016

At this innovative event, community leaders from the business, non-profit, and university sectors will explore the future of the Columbia, SC community. Using innovative techniques, i3 will guide these community leaders to think boldly, to brainstorm creatively, and ha...

November 13, 2015

This Wednesday at the United Way of the Midlands a group of individuals from a variety of social agencies and organizations came together to learn about Gamestorming. This one hour lunch time workshop was filled with laughter and fun while workshop attendees learned a...

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