THE MENTAL TOOLSET: Develop critical thinking and doing skills and tools for activating change through your own practice
SYSTEMS THINKING: Develop your ability to understand and explore the dynamic systems at play around us, seeing how they interconnect and influence the larger wholes.
CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS: Develop personalized practices in dynamically designing and intervening in systems for positive social change.
REFLEXIVITY: Develop reflexive thinking to build your innate ability to think through the circular relationships between cause and effect and help build creative autonomy.
PROBLEM-LOVING MINDSET: Discover how every problem holds its own solution.
CRITICAL THINKING: Develop critical analysis skills for clear and rational thinking to intellectually evaluate and synthesize information through observation, experience, reflection, and reasoning, all of which guide belief and action.
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker
“Working with Leyla Acaroglu in the Disruptive Design Masterclass got me to walk away from my own 'expertise.' It helped me to see how the craziest, most impossible ideas can often offer better solutions to intractable problems. It was a great experience.”
“The design process reinvigorated me. Visualizing systems integration reminded me of the solutions, and peer-to-peer collaboration reinstalled a sense of trust, vulnerability, and cohesion that completely redefined the possible.”
“The masterclass was wonderful. It provided me with a set of useful tools I can utilize to affect change in my workplace and profession and also led me to be more observant of how design affects our everyday lives. I have also become more cognizant about how much impact simple actions have on the entire system. I highly recommend the course.”
The Disruptive Design Methodology is a knowledge set created to help you make change in the world around you. In order to identify your own pre-established thinking, restructure the relevance, and then build new knowledge, you need to hone in on your reflexive, critical and systems thinking skills. You need to initially establish what you think, develop a reflexive practice around challenging or questioning those thoughts, and then be able to construct new understandings from other perspectives and ideas in that arena.
Developed by sustainability provocateur and creative protagonist, designer, and sociologist, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, the Disruptive Design Method is a holistic approach to complex problem solving that combines sociological inquiry methods with systems and design thinking approaches. It is a method of developing systems interventions that enact social and sustainable change.
This masterclass program is best suited for any rebel with a cause who wants a useful toolkit to shift perspectives and affect change. If yo have taken one of our courses or come to one of our programs and you want more, this full set is highly recommended. Not only do you learn core concepts and skills in fun, manageable chunks, but you can really build your tacit knowledge through the deliberate layers of Disruptive Design learning.
Our programs are all about activating positive social change in the world around us and are not just for designers! We make sure the content is accessible to all current or soon-to-be change makers.
You get access to the entire 12 modules, bonus content, and all of Leyla's handbooks on how to make change. You have 365 days to feast on all the juicy brain food. Then get ready to use your talents to design a better future that works for all of us!
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Activate your agency for change get ALL our cool creative activation tools and a bonus of the Disruptive Design Overview course!
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