Jonas

Jonas is a Partner of InWithForward, and its Chief Service Designer. He absolutely loves talking with people and making their ideas real (in fact, it's hard to peel him away from talking to strangers). He’s worked across the public, private, and social sectors. He’s designed services with homeless young people in the Netherlands; with socially isolated older people in London through the organization Participle; and with public sector agencies through the company Engine. He holds a Masters of Science in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Get in touch!

ArticleDesign Fellowship: Looking to use your design powers for social good?

by Jonas, February 20, 2017

InWithForward is offering 4 design fellowships in March 2017 to gain real life experience using design to address serious challenges like homelessness or barriers facing those with a disability. Read on

ArticleBe our Kudoz Learning Coach!

by Jonas, February 16, 2017

Learning Coaches start by getting to know people on their terms. They listen, observe, and play reflections back in such a way that enables individuals to gain clarity and initiate the changes they want to see in their own lives. Want to be one? Respond by Feb 28th! Read on

  • tags:
  • hiring
  • Kudoz

ArticleLooking for a sharp designer to rebrand Kudoz, a social start-up with a big mission

by Jonas , September 27, 2016

Kudoz is an adult learning platform designed with and for people with a cognitive disab… Read on

  • tags:
  • jobs
  • designer
  • brand identity
  • accessibility
  • cross-channel

Article Toronto Job Opportunity - with West Neighbourhood House

by Jonas, August 23, 2016

Apply for the most compelling job in Toronto. Read on

  • tags:
  • jobs
  • team
  • homelessness
  • drug addiction

ArticleWhat does IWF do?

by Jonas, May 30, 2016

Watch street-involved adults, staff, partners, team members, and funders try and describe what InWithForward does. It's not easy! Read on

  • tags:
  • film
  • prototyping
  • co-design

ArticleService Design + Social Science: A weekend with InWithForward

by Jonas, August 10, 2015

Hello Service Designer. Want to see what it takes to implement ideas that can prompt real change? Join us for a weekend in Paris Read on

ArticleKudoz TV, Episode 5: Behind the scenes

by Jonas, July 7, 2015

Go behind-the-scenes with the Kudoz team and watch what it really looks like to prototype a new solution from the ground-up. Read on

  • tags:
  • prototoyping
  • co-design
  • social R&D

Article5 critical questions

by Jonas, December 18, 2014

Watch a short video introducing the 5 critical questions we always ask when designing new programs and policies. Read on

  • tags:
  • critical thinking
  • social innovation
  • video
  • problem-solving

ArticleMaking with Vs. Designing For

by Jonas, October 4, 2014

See Sarah's talk at the (New) Public Goods Conference sponsored by New York City's DESIS Lab. She introduces IWF's deep ethnographic approach. Read on

  • tags:
  • social labs
  • approach
  • co-design
  • ethnography
  • film

ArticleBurnaby Summer Update

by Jonas, August 9, 2014

This summer, we've been testing Learnaby. A TV & podcast series with episodes from our 10-week starter project. Turns out a lot of our assumptions about what would make a good episode have been wrong. Read on

  • tags:
  • social inclusion
  • learning
  • social isolation

Next week, we'll be testing our very first podcast with listeners! The episode is called Beneath The Surface and tells that tale of Janey doing her very first ethnography. Ever.

~ Jonas

ArticleDebriefing Wall

by Jonas, May 10, 2014

Check out the major themes emerging from Week 4 of our Burnaby project - and how we tried to design a new kind of reflective experience for ourselves, and our Debriefing Team. Read on

  • tags:
  • methodology
  • social inclusion
  • burnaby

Article5 Takes on Week 3

by Sabrina Dominguez , Janey Roh , Sarah , Jonas & Yani , May 4, 2014

It's the end of Week 3 of the Burnaby Starter Project. Read Jonas reflect on how to meet people; Yani reflect on how to design visual prompting materials; Sabrina reflect on what those materials told us about Dan; Janey reflect on doing dinners from a system's perspective; and Sarah reflect on how to balance team priorities. Read on

  • tags:
  • burnaby
  • belonging
  • social inclusion
  • methodology
  • ethnography
  • team

ArticleBuy stories & learning packages

by Jonas, April 21, 2014

Help us prototype our new business model. By buying a story set & learning experience from our project at the Meeting Place in Toronto. Have a read of how we can turn these materials into professional development opportunities for your staff. Read on

  • tags:
  • Toronto
  • drug addiction
  • homelessness
  • business model
  • ethnography

ArticleWatch the Apeldoorn project film!

by Jonas, April 16, 2014

Meet some of the women from our Apeldoorn Starter project in this short video (Nederlands ondertiteld). Read on

  • tags:
  • apeldoorn
  • Netherlands
  • domestic violence