Research Action Design (RAD)
uses community-led research, collaborative design of technology and media, and secure digital strategies to build the power of grassroots social movements.

WHAT WE DO

RABBLE ROUSING RESEARCH

We’ll work with you to design and carry out the research you need for high-powered campaigns that get the goods. Communities are the experts, and research done right builds grassroots power.

TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIA ORGANIZING

Your media, your message, your community. We’ll help you plan and implement media organizing work that is transformative, participatory, cross-platform, accountable, and grounded in the vision and needs of your community.

COLLABORATIVE DESIGN

Design can be simple. Together, we’ll walk through each stage of the design process, including project ideation, prototyping, testing, and evaluation.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

We’ll work with you to understand what technology makes the most sense for your community, then build it together. We’ve built websites, interactive voice hotlines, mobile tools, zines, and more.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

We believe in Voltron. Our work is better when we work together! We organize skill sharing and community building networks and events, both face to face and online.

We are a worker-owned collective. Our projects are grounded in the needs and leadership of communities in the struggle for justice and liberation.

HIGHLIGHTS

Here are a few examples of the kinds of projects we work on! Check out our Projects page to see more of our work.

Technology For Social Justice Field Scan

The FTX: Safety Reboot

VoterVox

Worker Fatality Database

Digital Privacy & Literacy

Hanging by a Thread