Innovation for Social Change

Design thinking is (hopefully) not just about creating consumer products and experiences and works of art. The social value of design thinking also includes the claim that it can contribute to the solution of real world problems. In recent years advocates of design thinking have argued (and demonstrated) its value in tackling such problems, but this idea has its critics too. In this module we will explore the two sides of the conversation with a look at several concrete examples and then run a mini design charrette focused on a problem like those in the examples.