Operation Compass

Developing design-led interventions to combat human trafficking.

“The mobile app, Operation Compass, is the result of a two-year ethnographic study whose purpose was to propose a successful integration of technology into the humanitarian challenge of combating human trafficking.”

Lisa Mercer  Founder, Operation Compass

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Social Innovation

Address major complex societal challenges creating a space for design to have a leading role in developing innovative in solutions.

Mobile Application

We continue to work with existing partnerships and are looking forward to announcing new partnerships soon.

Data Driven Research

The importance of collecting accurate data is a long standing question and we are working in collaboration with other entities who have this same goal.

Upcoming Conference

Cumulus, Diffused Transition & Design Opportunities, Wuxi, China. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of 257 members from 54 countries.

Publications Available Soon

Operation Compass is a long-term ethnographic research study focused on developing design-led interventions into the fight against human trafficking.