Recent writing on design, society, and innovation

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Mike's free primer on observational research

This short guide, published by Mike Youngblood and innovation consultancy gravitytank, is a great introduction to observational research techniques. This guide can add rigor and focus to qualitative research and provide a critical foundation for any social design project.


It's a small taste of Mike's classes and workshops on the subject.

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Cultivating Community, Mike's book about how and why people fight for change

"Wonderful, exciting book ... Reads like a voyage into a social movement."
New Books Network


"The book brims with such fascinating insights ... This is an excellent and important book."

Symbolic Interaction


"Rich and insightful study ... Its analysis and description will remain relevant for quite some time in the future."

The Journal of Peasant Studies


"Youngblood's book is a tremendous pleasure to read ... I would deeply recommend this thoughtful and well-written book for an audience interested in rural and agrarian studies, global social movements and their underlying strategies of action for empowerment." 

Asian Ethnology

available at Amazon, Powell's, or ask for it at your local bookstore

available at Amazon, Powell's, or ask for it at your local bookstore

Mike in the funnies! A story about amplifying micro innovations for improved healthcare outcomes, by Charlotte Hollands

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