Design for Social Impact Series

This event is SOLD OUT. We will not be selling tickets at the door. If you'd like to be notified first about the Fall 2018 Design for Social Impact Workshop Series please join the waitlist. Thank you.


Design for Social Impact Workshop Series
The Design for Social Impact workshops are a series of four workshops that focus on learning new methods to help create stronger, user-centered products and services in the social impact space. The workshops will be mostly hands-on activities that focus on learning the core methods of the human centered design processes. We want you to leave with new skills that you can bring back to your team.

This is not a workshop just for designers (though we welcome them). We encourage participants who work in not-for-profit, social services, or anyone interested in learning about tools to help make a difference to attend the workshops. There is no prior experience necessary.

To get a better understanding of the entire design thinking process, it is ideal to attend all four workshops.

Thursday, May 24: Explore - Building Empathy for Your User
How to better understand and connect with the people you're serving and designing for.

Thursday, May 31: Understand - Making Sense of Research
How to interpret information and turn research into ideas.

Thursday, June 7: Imagine - Generating Ideas + Prototyping Solutions
How to bring ideas to life with tangible prototypes and artifacts.

Wednesday, June 13: Refine - Pitching Your Ideas
How to build conviction and promote an idea through compelling storytelling techniques.

Please arrive at 6pm ready to begin the workshop. 

Ticket Pricing
$75 for all four workshops
When you sign up for the May 24 workshop you automatically sign up for the remaining 3 workshops.

Code of Conduct
By registering to attend this event, you agree to abide by AIGA Chicago Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct may be found here.

Hashtags & Handles

Special thanks to Amy Guterman, Pooja Merai and LeAnne Wagner, AIGA Chicago Design for Good Committee, for organizing this event, to Rule29 for the artwork, and to Salesforce for sponsoring this event.

When & Where
Thu, May 24, 2018 - Tue, Jun 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
114 West Illinois Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654