CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

This introductory class provides the foundation for using the Disruptive Design Method, a unique three-part approach of mining, landscaping, and building to leverage positive change outcomes. A holistic approach to complex problem solving that combines sociological inquiry methods with systems and design thinking approaches, the Disruptive Design Method helps you to develop systems interventions that are smart, effective, thoughtful, and sustainable. Through this course, you will be introduced to the disruptive and creative mental tools to activate positive change.
CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS INTRODUCTORY CLASS

  • The foundation of this unique three-step approach to leverage positive change outcomes

  • Exploration of divergent research approaches, systems mapping, leverage points, systems interventions

  • A view into a three-dimensional perspective of the way the world works and why this perspective is important for change makers

  • Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    Instructor Bio:

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative channg-maker prioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves togetehr her skills as a deisgner, sociologist, and entrepreneur, to create highly imersive educative experiences. She is a sought after international expert on systems change and sustainabaility, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people to intervene in systems to make the status quo obsolete. Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome
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  • 02
    Part 1: Introduction to The Disruptive Design Approach
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  • 03
    Part 2: The Mining Phase
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    • Introduction to Mining
    • VIDEO: Mining
    • Knowledge Check: Mining
    • Learning Action: Develop a Research Plan
    • Reflection
  • 04
    Part 3: The Landscaping Phase
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    • About Landscaping
    • Video: The Landscaping Phase
    • Knowledge Check: Landscaping
    • Learning Action: Systems Map
    • Reflection
  • 05
    Part 4: The Building Phase
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    • About Building
    • Video: The Building Phase
    • Knowledge Check: Building
    • Learning Action: Ideation
    • Reflection
  • 06
    Part 5: Conclusion
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    • Going forward
    • Video: Conclusion & Activating Change
    • Knowledge Check: Conclusion
    • Reflection
    • Feedback
  • 07
    Course Synthesis - Tying It All Together!
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    • Tying It All Together
    • Final Knowledge Check
    • Final Reflection
    • Final Feedback
    • Additional Resources

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE UNSCHOOL PROGRAMS

“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.”

Megan Gabriel

“The Disruptive Design workshop far exceeded my expectations. The content has given me a practical way to delve into complex problems, exploring thinking far beyond my normal lines of inquiry, and to surface new areas for intervention and innovative ways of designing those interventions. Everyone who is tackling systems should learn this.”

Catriona McLagan

“The fellowship was a mind-blowing experience that I would recommend to everybody. I really feel empowered to support my community in making positive social change.”

Drew Robinson

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This introductory class provides the foundation for using the Disruptive Design Method, a unique three-part approach of mining, landscaping, and building to leverage the positive change outcomes. A holistic approach to complex creative problem solving that combines sociological inquiry methods with systems and design thinking approaches, the Disruptive Design Method helps you to develop systems interventions that enact social and sustainable change. Through this course, you will develop the mental tools to activate positive change by loving and unpacking problems, employing a divergent array of research approaches, moving through systems analysis, and then ideating opportunities for systems interventions that amplify positive impact through a given micro or macro problem arena.

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