Antwerp, Belgium

Innovation in Social Design

when 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 650

We offer a 5-day practical, inspiring and engaging summer school in the context of Social Design. Product, service and system designers (from local and international agencies), social innovators, academic researchers, and multiple other experts from (non-)profit organizations and governmental institutions will guide you through this summer school within the context of innovation in social design. We will work on following building blocks:

Intercultural design
International design
Circular design
Bio design
Digital design
Fashion design
Social designers are looking for solutions to societal challenges, such as the environment, cultural issues and working with vulnerable target groups. During the summer school we will engage in following themes:

What is social design and how can we create impact through social design?
Challenges in social design: co-designing innovative solutions
Thematic sessions on international and intercultural design
Business modelling in social design
Prototyping sessions in bio-design, circular design, digital and fashion design
Storytelling through design
DAY 1 – Storytelling through design

DAY 2 & 3 – Co-design challenges

DAY 4 – International/Intercultural design + Business modelling

DAY 5 – Prototyping in bio / circular / digital / fashion design

Course leader

Ivo Dewit

Target group

Master students; Design and other professionals working in the field of social design; Service Design Network (SDN) Belgium members.

Depending on the profile, 3rd year Bachelor students can be accepted as well.

Course aim

Intensive 5-day programme focused on innovation in social design, using practical / digital methods for thinking (research + inspiration) and doing (prototyping + testing).

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits can be awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Fee info

EUR 650: Professionals: €650
SDN members: €500
EUR 250: Students

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