About the Project
Design Thinking Framework
What We Do
Innovation Next is a program of Power to Decide that fosters innovation in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
How We Do It
We are committed to using human-centered design to find creative solutions to challenges in the field. Since 2015, we have supported 20 innovation teams as they develop products and solutions to address teen and unplanned pregnancy. Innovation Next teams go through a unique incubator process over the course of six months to ideate, plan, and prototype solutions while actively engaging their target audiences. We give our teams the tools to open themselves to radical empathy with their end-users, shifting the focus of their design to human-centered solutions. Through workshops and one-on-one coaching, teams take a deep dive into the principles of design thinking, stretching and molding their concepts and prototypes to the needs of the users.