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RSA Fellowship

Human Centred Design for Social Innovation

A rare opportunity has arisen for Fellows of the RSA to take part in an innovative course to introduce and apply the concepts of human-centred design.

The human-centred design process is based upon the fundamental principle that gaining a deep understanding of the needs, hopes, and aspirations of potential customers and the lives they live yields incredible inspiration for new solutions. Human-centred designers learn by doing and evolve their solutions based on real-time feedback.

This seven-week course aims to:

  • Equip you with the process and methods of human-centred design so that you can be more intentional about facing and solving your current challenges
  • Let you experiment with the power of human-centred design
  • Teach you to identify patterns and opportunities for concept development
  • Inspire you to approach challenges differently and experience how human-centred design can add new perspectives to your work
  • Give you hands-on experience speaking to, prototyping for, and testing solutions with potential users.

The objective is to help you use the design process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change. No prior design experience is necessary.

RSA Fellows in Suffolk are putting together at least one group (of 2-6 people) to participate in the programme which requires 1-2 hours per week for class readings prior to a weekly workshop lasting 2-2.5 hours. We can extend the number of groups according to demand.

Groups expressing interest so far are:

East Suffolk (currently 3 members)

Readings and workshop materials are provided and there are no in-person teachers or facilitators for this course. You will work through the course with a group of 2-6 people – your “design team”.

The course starts at the end of March and we need to get the groups formed well before then. We’ll also need to arrange venues for the meet-ups.

All are welcome to register and it would add real value if Fellows were aware of each other’s participation and thus able to form local groups based on optimum locations and to connect and network as the course progresses.

Oh, one final thing. Amazingly, the course is free of charge. So …

Get registered as soon as possible

  1. Click here to register on the +Acumen site (where there is more information about the course)
  2. Drop a note to Peter Clitheroe (peterc@integral-learning.co.uk) and he’ll make sure that everyone is in touch and, hopefully, able to join a local FRSA group.

If you have any queries about the RSA hook-up end of things, contact Peter.

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