We have a small ambition: to make the world a better place. We think big and generate new ideas to solve intractable problems.
What we do
We’re a small (but very good) design thinking, communications and experience design consultancy based in Canberra, Australia. We work with people around the world on solving complex problems, designing and building great policy, products and services, and building skills in thinking differently.
We put people at the center of what we do and how we do it with big ambitions. Our people help the public and private sectors change, innovate and grow using design thinking, problem solving, communications strategy and experience design to create new, sustainable solutions to complex problems.
acidlabs also helps to run events like TEDxCanberra and BarCamp Canberra, but is likely to take on all sorts of windmill-tilting so long as it inspires us with action, social innovation and betterness of society.
As part of being a part of the change we want to see in the world, acidlabs commits to supporting causes we believe are doing good things. To this end, we are a signatory to Businesses for a Clean Economy‘s position statement supporting a carbon price and on transitioning to an economy focussed on “clean energy, energy efficiency and low-carbon technology.”
Since 2009, we’ve also committed some of our post-tax income to Kiva, to fund loans to business people in emerging economies. Most of our loans go to women or women-led groups. You can see our loan portfolio on Kiva’s site.