Strategic Design for Social Innovation

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Design for Social Innovation
Spring 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 13782

Credits: 3

Social innovation is about taking new approaches to solve society’s needs and problems. Students will learn the social innovators’ playbook, and how to create social change by starting up a mission-driven venture, like a social enterprise or B Corporation. While there is no universal definition of social innovation, this course teaches it to be “new ideas (products, services, and models) that simultaneously meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations” (The Open Book of Innovation, Nesta 2010). Emphasizing a design thinking approach as well as systems thinking, students will become familiar with the practical tools and frameworks needed to drive change, transform their communities, and empower society in a time when online settings and technology facilitate the way we live and work.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:34pm EDT 10/1/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024