LAFD Emergency Preparedness Guide

The Los Angeles Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Division partnered with Impact DesignHub designers to create the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Guide. Started in Spring 2017 and completed in Spring 2019, 10,000 copies were printed for distribution to Los Angeles residents and businesses. Student designers conducted primary and secondary research with the design thinking paradigm for…

Design-thinking

Graphic designers, when confronted with visual communication problems, use human centered problem solving processes to determine the best possible solution. Social Impact DesignHub utilizes a problem-solving approach called “design-thinking,” which draws on human-centered research tailored to the needs of the social sector. The process of designing any product or document appears to be simple and straightforward…

Housing and Community Investment Department of Los Angeles

The exhibition for the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) was held in March 2017 on the DCA’s Bridge Gallery at LA City Hall.  HCIDLA hosted an exhibition, “Phases & Faces of Affordable Housing in Los Angeles” showcasing the many phases of affordable housing development and preservation, and the faces of diverse individuals and…

ACE, Canoga Park, California Alternative High School

Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) is a is a nonprofit community-based organization and an alternative charter school located in Canoga Park, California. Their mission is “to empower marginalized communities by providing education/ vocational programming, personal enrichment, and supportive services through collaboration and community action.” Social Impact DesignHub worked with the Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) and its students to…

North Valley Caring Services

North Valley Caring Services began serving North Hills, CA over 35 years ago. Originally organized as a breakfast kitchen for the area’s homeless population, NVCS serves all disadvantaged residents via its Breakfast Program and Food Pantry. From its humble beginnings as a soup kitchen, the agency has grown to offer an array of programs that…

Los Angeles Police Activity League

LA’s Topanga PALs (Police Activity League)  gives disadvantaged youth (ages 7 to 17) the opportunity to participate in self-enhancement activities (recreational activities, athletic activities, and field trips). By partnering with the Boys and Girls Club, Topanga PAL has developed a “club within a club.” Topanga PAL develops its own activities in which children choose to…

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is located just south on the California State University, Northridge campus; they are in our neighborhood. The Social Impact Designhub team walked to the facility for the first initial meeting and tour of their new Home Again community house; which was unfinished at the time of the meeting. Since the…

Council for Child Abuse Prevention

The San Fernando Valley Council for Child Abuse Prevention was founded in 1977. The Council is an interagency and community council dedicated to facilitating communication and problem solving in dealing with child abuse and neglect. Impact DesignHub was hired to create a public service campaign that promotes positive awareness on child abuse prevention within families….

Agency 398

Agency 398 is an on campus student run public relations firm in the Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge. Agency 398 identifies the best communication solutions for a diverse set of clients from various industries, as well as non-profit organizations, by offering fresh perspectives and skills. These include event planning, digital marketing, social media,…