YESS is a co-design studio and consultancy that specialises in empowering social enterprise (SE). YESS believes that design thinking and its tools and techniques can be applied to help SE reach their potential by bolstering value and identifying opportunities. SE is the future of business, as it considers the triple bottom line in order to function in a sustainable manner. Therefore it is important that SE’s are nurtured and encouraged to grow.
The short term goals of YESS are to:
- Undertake project collaborations with SE’s,
- Provide a collection of easily accessible resources
The long term goals of YESS are to:
- Nurture and grow the SE community
- Create a design thinking toolkit that SE’s can use independently
This outcome will be achieved by creating a business plan and pilot enterprise to present to Social Traders Mindy Leow, and to be put through their ‘Crunch’ program later in the year. With Mindy’s support, YESS will approach one or more social enterprises to collaborate on trial projects in July through to October. The ideal outcome will be a fully functioning, co-design studio that can launch in 2013, with the support of seed funding and partners.
See yessstudio.com for more information.