Our world is at a crossroads. We face problems unlike any generation before us. Diminishing natural resources, pollution, and climate change are so complex, so multifaceted, that traditional problem-solving methods yield little success.
As designers we have an opportunity to assist the world in solving the pressing issues of our day. Our unique training in tackling problems using a multidisciplinary human-centered approach (known as design-thinking) is what governments and NGOs around the world desperately need. There are ten potential projects for every design thinker with the time and talent to solve them.
In his session on “Design Thinking for Social Change,” Ryan Russell discusses how designers can leverage their talents, skills and processes to assist in solving global problems. Learn how to connect your passion with the issues, and unlock the power of shared vision.