How do we harness the insights of social innovation to create real and lasting change? This course will introduce you to different lab platforms and “containers” that support risk-taking and collaborative problem solving, such as design labs and change labs.
In a small group, you’ll work on a real-world situation to experience the innovation process in microcosm, from problem definition, through ideation and experimentation to implementation and scaling. Through this work, you’ll draw on key insights and practices from design thinking, strategic design and Theory U.
Since prototyping is a core practice of innovation, you’ll delve deeper into tools and approaches for teasing out 1.0 versions of the future seeking to emerge. You will also review new technology tools and platforms that support data gathering, research and ideation.