We’re an award-winning charity that designs products and builds social ventures to help solve social problems.
We have been commissioned to investigate the viral spread of health (mis)information on social media, with a focus on parents who are deciding whether or not to vaccinate their children
We've had a growing presence in the United States since 2011. Read about highlights from this work - with collaborations from Stanford to US National Archives - our expert team and board.
We've undertaken research into parent-child interactions which will inform a consumer-facing comms campaign, building on our experience in infant development.
Tip Improving infant emotional development
Better Everyday Takeaway Tackling childhood obesity
Champions of the Shengha Improving mental health
We create our own products and services and work with other organisations to help improve existing ones.
We use a research-led, user-centred design approach to create solutions that meet user needs, are financially sustainable and have a profound social impact. We have developed this into a new model, Progressively, used by funders and other social organisations.
We are an expert team of researchers, designers and venture builders with experience in a range of social issues including mental health, obesity and social isolation.
Working with us
We work with organisations that are trying to have a deep and lasting social impact. We provide the methodology, specialist skills and experience to help them improve their solutions and develop new ones.
- Shift brings significant expertise and experience in product and service design, as well as a well developed approach to generating three strands of value, which sit at the core of their work. Shift’s way of working is really good fun, and we’ve made huge progress in a short space of time. NCT
- I was keen to partner with Shift because of their ethos to use technology to make a positive difference. They are passionate about involving the end users throughout the process, to ensure that their products meet the needs and wants of those who will use them Reading University
Blogs & Papers
Explore articles, videos and research and design reports that we’ve made available to help anyone designing for impact.