Design for Social Innovation

Daniëlle Ramp
Master Industrial Design TU/e

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As a Social Designer I like to transform societal complexities into multi stakeholder collaborations, bringing practice into policy and vice versa. In this position I am able to do what I like most: searching for synergy; forming a strategy; creating value exchange and above all - enjoy what I’m doing.


I dive into the context of a project with a bottom-up approach to find out the needs, demands and wishes of involved stakeholders. I seek for the question behind the question and translate these findings into opportunties.


I like to co-design and collaborate in a multistakeholder context, preferably in an organising role. In this process I strive to empower my stakeholders by creating a feeling of ownership of the process.


I am constantly looking for collaborations that benefit the greater good. I get a lot of energy from organizing events that bring value to all involved parties; the so called win-win(-win-win-..) situation.



I am a 24 year old curious busy bee. Born and raised under the smoke of Amsterdam, now living in Eindhoven and studying Industrial Design at the TU/e.

Often I am described as social, ambitious, responsible and flexible. But above all, I am an enthusiastic person who is always looking for a challenge. Backpacking, teaching teenagers, contacting clients: it excites me and therefore I do it.

I am convinced the world would be a better place if everyone would live along the principles of Social Design: take time for each other, listen, be sincerely interested, find opportunities, be creative and work together towards a higher goal. I try to contribute to this ideal by researching the impact of Social Design on society, both during my studies and my work as an independent designer.

My top 5 strenghts from Gallup's StrenghtsFinder:


People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.


People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.


People who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.


People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.


People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.


Daniëlle Ramp, BSc

Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Phone: +31 625 427 883