Design For Social Impact

Learn how to conceptualise and prototype new products or services that will create meaningful change

Workshop dates: July 27th-31st

Keywords: sustainable, product, service

Description:
As the power of design to create meaningful change in the world becomes more appreciated, designers of all kinds are working with social enterprises, government agencies, non-profits and businesses to deliver sustainable and scalable solutions that address pressing challenges faced by people in communities at home and abroad.

This week-long workshop will give hands-­on lessons in designing appropriate technology-driven solutions that address social needs for people in resource ­poor parts of the world. Students will work in groups to conceptualise and prototype new products or services that address real world needs while participating in ­exercises and lectures related to design for social impact.

The workshop will be led by the Little Cloud Collective (LCC), a group of technologists and designers that have collaborated on workshops and projects internationally including D esign for UNICEF at Parson’s graduate program in Design & Technology and U rban Collab Lab: Kampala at Women in Technology Uganda (WITU).

Faculty:
Adam Little – User Experience Designer
Priyanka Pathak – Technologist and Designer
Claudia Bernett – Creative Director, Digital Artist, Educator