In this final class, we round out all the knowledge and look at activating projects and interventions developed throughout the entire DD Methodology set. This knowledge session is all about implementing, activating, and amplifying ideas out into the world. Ideas stuck in your head are pointless for changing the world. In this final stage, we need to start to activate our interventions and set up the feedback loops that will give us the resilience to make our future interventions even more impactful!
In this session, we will explore ways of getting your ideas out into the the world, from the practical steps of project planning through to the more conceptual frameworks that help to contextualise the concepts of activation. We will consider how they may evolve and develop contingency plans that allow for flexible, rapid adaptation, and you will establish benchmarks and iterative design changes to build stronger, more robust outcomes.
We look into ways that projects respond to dynamically evolving systems so that we can get them activated and amplified out into the dynamic evolving systems at play. This session will help you define and build the resilience and capacity you need to be an activated changemaking with tangible, real-world solutions with positive effects!
We recommend this class for those who are ready to move from learner to doer and activate your agency for the problem arenas you choose.
Key Concepts: mechanisms for engagement and amplification; project communication; networking and nodal transfer; amplification
Designer and social change agent Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the fields of disruptive design, sustainability, design, and education. As a designer, sociologist, educator, and sustainability provocateur, Leyla is widely known as a pioneer of using design as a catalyst for effecting positive social change. Her main stage TED Talk has over a million views, and she is an author and award-winning designer. Her current projects are all about disrupting the way we share and gain knowledge and challenging the status quo around what it means to be ‘sustainable’. She is the founder of The UnSchool, Disrupt Design and Eco Innovators. Leyla has a PhD in disruptive design for social and environmental change and is the developer of the Disruptive Design Method.
» CRITICAL ANALYSIS: Refine thorough, deep thinking on amplification and modes of activation
» REFLEXIVITY: Engage in self reflection, project evaluation, and iteration.
» SYSTEMS THINKING: Understand ways you and your projects can respond to dynamically evolving systems by creating contingency plans.
» CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS: Confidently communicate and activate your personalized changemaking practice, as well as evaluate it for evolution opportunities.
The Disruptive Design Method
The Disruptive Design Method is a three-part process for activating social change. It is underpinned by our 12-unit Design Methodology of high-level concepts and content for professionals interested in activating positive social change through their work.
This is session 12 of 12 in the full knowledge set.