LEARN THE SOCIAL IMPACT SKILLS NEEDED TO CREATE MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN THE WORLD AROUND YOU
Join a community of other social innovators striving to make the world a better place as well!
Design the Future is an award-winning STEM summer program that teaches high school students how to design products for people with disabilities. The program partners teams of high school students and their university design coach with an individual possessing a physical disability. Over the course of the program, student teams work to design real solutions to the challenges their project partners face. Design the Future: Digital is the next iteration of this program offering students a remote option for participation. In this two-week remote program, students will design and launch real apps that improve the quality of life of others.
Criminal Justice Reform
Minority Community Support
Designed & developed an App to connect Latino & other immigrant communities to the supportive and educational resources needed to raise great kids in the US.
The 7-part, self-paced, Design Thinking Fundamentals for Social Change Course is taught by award winning social impact designer & DC Design CEO, Durell Coleman. Durell has collaborated with international non-profits, large tech companies, and small businesses to create products and services that solve the problems they face. Trained in mechanical engineering (B.S) and sustainable design (M.S.), he is a two-time alumnus of Stanford University and its famous Institute of Design (the Stanford d.school). For his work, he has received the Jefferson Award for public service.
DC Design Founder & CEO
Jumpstart Your Personal Project Using Design Thinking Course is taught by Libby Johnson. An experienced designer who has guided tech & social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to create community-based change. To teach this course, Libby will draw on her background designing strategy and services in the fields of criminal justice reform, domestic abuse, and healthcare, as well as psychology research on attention and creativity. Libby is an alumna of Stanford University (M.A., International Policy), where she grew two early-stage social startups as a student at Stanford’s Institute of Design, and the University of Kansas (B.A., Psychology and Human Biology).
DC Design Director of Operations and Lead Designer
For the Design Thinking Fundamentals and Jumpstart course we will also provide a full refund up to 30 days before the start of the course if you change your mind. Just send us a request via email.