Designing Social Change project aims to empower youth workers, youth leaders and practitioners in the nonprofit and social sectors to use a creative approach for hands-on problem solving, to create better products, services, and experiences that keep people’s needs at the core and to work in more eective, human, and strategic ways with greater shared understanding.
This course will introduce the human-centered design process and the way it can be applied to develop initiatives with social impact. The training is based on an action-learning teaching approach to guide youth workers towards practical application of the mindsets, principles and good practices.
Participants will learn how to engage in the whole cycle of human-centered design through practical exercising of all phases – defining, researching, ideating, prototyping,
testing, implementing and reflecting.
Upon completion of this course youth workers will be able to apply human-centered design mindsets and methods to real projects with a focus on social outcomes. They will also deepen their understanding of the environment they work in and strategically intervene to achieve scalable impact. Having these facilities, youth workers can contribute with critical to a social sector organization’s ability to have influence over their communities and to adapt a social change