Designing For Momentum.

Welcome to Kinetic Seeds

 

 

Welcome to our home.

We live at the intersection of design, innovation and behavior change.

Inside our walls we help organizations, philanthropies and community networks tackle complex educational challenges. Human principles of participation, co-creation and discipline drive everything we do.

Kinetic Seeds is an education design and innovation consultancy solving

PURPOSE-FUELED CHALLENGES

Our approach unearths powerful insights and opportunities generated by design-thinking, business model generation and lean development practices. Learning and outcomes from across our portfolio are typically carried forward and we purposefully work with partners who seek to both cross boundaries and transcend the limits of the current system. In our network, we are all driving toward the same goal – student success.
THREE CORE PRINCIPLES GUIDE WHAT WE DO

At the Helm

We are driven to create   positive impact in everything we do.

President + Benevolent Troublemaker
Christine Flanagan
cflanagan@kineticseeds.com or @chrisflanagan

Inquisitive and an “intersectionalist” at heart, Chris’ career has focused on guiding institutional leaders, policy makers and philanthropies development of new learning and support models that transcend the limits of our current system. A consummate creative executive with a keen eye for branding and movement-building, Chris leads our strategy and production teams in establishing vision and roadmaps that drive success for both organizations and the students they serve. Read more…

Christine Costello

Co-Troublemaker + Head of Research & Experience
Christine Costello
ccostello@kineticseeds.com or @xstine

Part sociologist, part designer, and part futurist, Christine is at her best when she can combine her obsession for understanding the human experience with opportunities to apply her innate skill of making connections—connections that inform new thinking and inspire change. In her 18 years as an experience designer, researcher and facilitator,  Christine has helped organizations from a range of industry and social sectors to practice human-centered… Read more…

Why Kinetic Seeds?

We Never Give Up. Ever.

We need new learning and engagement models for meeting the diverse needs and interests of today’s learners. Models that transcend the limits of the current system. Models that are…
…predicated on principles of equity and equality,
…fueled by relationships of substance, and
…forged by the idea that learning can happen anywhere (and learners should get credit for it!).
These are the ideals that drive us here at Kinetic Seeds.
Here are just a few examples.
Visit the Portfolio

The Kinetic Seeds Network Is Charged By A Select Group of Changemakers 

Our Latest Troublemaking Posts

News, views and insights across the education and workforce development divide.

Transforming the student experience through career education and exploration

Over the past 8 months, Kinetic Seeds has been working with Jeffrey Selingo, author, Professor of Practice/Special Adviser, Arizona State University, and…

Chicago Here We Come! Let’s Talk The Future of Career Services

I’m hitting the road in September to speak at the Close It Summit in Chicago from September 25-27. This national conference, hosted…

Bring on the Data: How might we create new measures to help us assess the value of education and communicate this value to students, parents and educators?

In the last decade, as college tuition has spiraled ever upward and median family income has fallen, students and their families are…

 

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If you’re grappling with a key education challenge, considering the design of a new experience or model, or just want to talk shop, give us a call or drop Chris a note.


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