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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!

DC DESIGN UNIVERSITY
DC Design University is the education and training arm of DC Design. Our focus is on helping social innovators, from all backgrounds and levels of experience, develop new skills to make an impact in the world. Check out our live and self-paced online courses designed so you can learn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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A 7-part, online video course guiding you through a step by step process for creating innovative solutions in your own life. Taught by Design the Future Creator and DC Design CEO, Durell Coleman, you'll learn how some of history’s greatest innovators applied design thinking principles to change the world. Learn from the journeys of inventor Henry Ford, scientist Jonas Salk, business woman Madam CJ Walker, social entrepreneur Clara Barton, and Broadway playwright Loraine Hansberry. By the end of this course you will have designed and tested a solution to a problem you care about in your daily life, community, or the world in general.
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ONLINE VIDEO COURSE
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START DATE: SELF PACED
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DURATION: ~ 7 WEEKS
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$499
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COURSE DETAILS
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LIVE COHORT COURSE
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START DATE:  NOVEMBER 3
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DURATION: 5 WEEKS
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$450
LIMITED ENROLLMENT BETA COURSE
$750
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JUMPSTART YOUR PERSONAL PROJECTS WITH DESIGN THINKING
Is there a personal project you've always wanted to get off the ground and never have time for? Maybe it's building a website, writing a short story, growing a side hustle, inventing a new product, starting a non-profit, or still TBD. Take advantage of these rare stay-at-home days to make it happen! In this live, online course taught by DC Design Lead Designer and Operations Director, Libby Johnson, you'll explore design thinking, how to increase your motivation, overcome common obstacles, and apply the psychology of habits alongside your cohort. You'll finish the course with a real, tangible first prototype of your project and a plan for further development that will withstand competing priorities.
WE DESIGN SOCIAL CHANGE
DC Design has a proven track record of designing social change...

Criminal Justice Reform

Used Design Thinking to develop the 3-year Strategy for Jail Reentry in Santa Clara County. This work is reducing the jail population & affecting 1.9MM people.

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.

Education Reform

Created Design the Future: A summer program teaching high school students across the US how to create impactful products for those with disabilities.

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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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.

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DURELL COLEMAN

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).

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LIBBY JOHNSON

DC Design Director of Operations and Lead Designer

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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The courses are designed for any age. 
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The Design Thinking Fundamentals for Social Change course is an online, independent study course that you can complete on your own schedule. For additional guidance, you can purchase office hours as part of your package.
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The Jumpstart Your Personal Project Using Design Thinking course is a live, online course with 1 session per week for 4 weeks. Course starts November 3rd, sessions are held every Tuesday. 
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Courses can be taken individually or as a combination. The two options build on each other, so we recommend taking both for deeper learning of the methodologies central to Design the Future.
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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.

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