We partner with organizations to support short- or long-term initiatives with qualitative research, strategy, and human-centered design for powerful social impact.
We offer tailored training to inspire new ways of thinking and problem-solving that participants and organizations can put to use right away.
Mike Youngblood is a frequent advisor to established organizations and new ventures to lend expertise and unique perspective to social impact initiatives.
Mike Youngblood is a Ph.D. cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of social science and human-centered design.
His current work in social justice and sustainability builds on his previous experience envisioning solutions for top-tier clients in financial services, transportation, telecommunications, consumer technology, food and nutrition, education, healthcare, and other industries. In his ethnographic work, Mike has conducted research with people around the globe–including North African camel herders, Arctic fishermen, South Asian subsistence farmers, Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts, South American cancer patients, and North American small business owners.
Mike has taught at the School for International Training, the masters program in Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.