Design thinking can be applied to everyday activism. As creative problem solvers, we catalyze change by improving the environments where people live, work and play. We can extend this momentum beyond billable work to volunteer activities that promote social justice. In this presentation, learn how to leverage your resources and apply your professional skills to community engagement. Using geniant + Eastlake Studio’s Sounding Boards as a case study, explore how individual designers and firms can amplify change using the tools of our trade.
- Examine their internal assets and external network, merging resources into a valuable tool kit.
- Delineate tasks based on expertise and skill sets, treating the community based action as a design project with a clear process and objective.
- Evaluate the process to pivot as needed, continuing to ask questions, evolve, improve, and iterate.
- Recognize the broad benefits of the action: short term, long term, for the community, and for your firm.