This course introduce students to social innovations -- ideas, concepts, and processes that address societal needs. It exposes students to pressing societal needs, introducing them to the concepts and techniques of human centered design for social innovation. Through a combination of methods (such as discovery, ideation, and prototyping) and tools students learn to design robust ideas to address social needs.
Assignments: 50%; Final exam: 50%
Book: Change by Design. Tim Brown
Article: Design Thinking for Social Innovation. Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt