In all cases the role of the designer and the community’s expectations of what the designer contributes to design led social innovation needs to be managed. There is a need to work with the community involved with the project to establish a frame of operation, to articulate how design; process methods and tools contributes – beyond common understanding of what a designer is and does. There is a need to clear limited perceptions that orientate around the delivery of objects and logos, products and graphics. Objects and logos might be appropriate but only as part of a larger system/ network of actors and outputs that work to address the complexity inherent in a societal problem at the local level.
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