At What Design Can Do we believe in de power of design and creativity to transform society. Money, governments or science can’t solve complex global issues on their own. We need fresh ideas, alternative strategies and provocative thoughts.

At our annual conferences in Amsterdam, Mexico City and São Paulo we invite speakers from all over the world, like Dutch product designer Bas van Abel, Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane, MoMa curator Paola Antonelli and Google creative director Robert Wong, to share their vision. One of the main attractions though is the crowd itself. What Design Can Do is the perfect place for designers and creatives to meet businesses, industries, NGO’s and governments who aim to start using design innovation. In workshops, speed dates, design jams and masterclasses attendees are challenged to actively participate.

‘Designers are optimists, so we will approach this with lots of positivity. We are going to attack this with all the creative energy and inventiveness we can bring together.’
Richard van der Laken | WDCD-founder

Challenges

Take part in our international online design challenges where winning ideas are accelerated into viable products.

Events

Attend conferences to get involved and gain in-depth knowledge from a multi-disciplinary community.

Stories

Read our articles to learn the latest news and trends in design innovation for a better world.

Talks

Hear from leading experts who talk about the hot topics revolving around design as a solution.

Publications

Browse through our books to discover the most inspiring best practises of our time.