Social Design is the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems.
Social Design is the creation of new social conditions — in cities, corporate cultures or communities — resulting in increased creativity, equity, social justice, greater resilience, and a healthy connection to nature. It is relevant to every business, government, city, neighbourhood and individual. It uses systems design, critical thinking, strategy, game mechanics, social movement design, collective leadership, imagination and beauty to move people to think differently and become more resilient and resourceful themselves.
This is what the MFA Design for Social Innovation program is about. To put it more succinctly, it’s the design of systems and the relationships between people and things instead of only the things themselves.
Have a look at the MFA Design for Social Innovation educational offer (SVA – New York City)!