DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION is the design methodology applied to the creation of new models, products and ideas that solve the major challenges facing businesses, governments, society and humanity. In every nation, government and major institution, formal and informal leaders are engaging in social innovation to address issues of poverty, poor health, broken food systems, equity, environmental crisis, violence and justice. Design, and social designers, have a key role to play in providing tools for, and being facilitators of, that change. DSI prepares the new design leaders who are doing that.
Our alums are working in multi-national corporations, in government, at global NGOs, creative consultancies, and running their own businesses.
DSI is the first MFA program of its kind, entering our fifth year.
It is a degree for people who want to write their own rules rather than follow them. Our students join us because it fulfills a deep need that nothing else can – to go out and create change, disrupt the status quo and use their own powers of creativity to bring something to life that has not existed before. They are remarkable people, unpredictable and visionary.
Please browse the site, then talk to students, faculty, and alums to learn about our remarkable program.