Design For Change aims to train Adult Educators, Social Change Actors, Policy Stakeholders, and other stakeholders involved in social change to use Design Thinking principles as a standard when deciding on priority issues, determining who is affected by community problems and how, determining what solutions are possible and how they affect beneficiaries, developing ideas, and implementing projects.
This method will help to make better use of resources and financing, as well as educate staff, members, and activists in local governments, NGOs, development agencies, and organisations, improving the position of community changemakers and civil society to address major community concerns.
Governments, academics, educators, and communities all want to know why things go wrong. According to one view, it is critical to include impacted communities in the creation of solutions, a process known as community engagement. This allows the project to be adjusted to the community's needs, better guiding the intervention. Brown and Mickelson's study, Why Some Well-Planned and Community-Based ICTD Interventions Fail, expands on this by looking at how simply incorporating the community in the design of an intervention isn't enough to ensure success. It claims that mere community interaction does not always allow us to comprehend all the community's demands.
A toolkit to establish Design Thinking Learning Centres for social change. It will focus on how Design Thinking can upskill social change agents, creating centres for learning in communities.
The Guide will support the Erasmus+ priority of improving the competences of educators and other adult education staff to facilitate the creation of effective, and long-lasting solutions through providing a range of tools for adult educations for each stage of Design Thinking model to understand and articulate the needs of communities crying out for social change.
The Open Education Resources will empower Adult Educators, Social Change Actors and Policy Stakeholders involved in creating social change to upskill change advocates via a set of OERs - a Training Course+ Facilitator’s Guide which will enable adult educators to adopt and pass on the skills of design thinking to social change activists and community members.
The interactive learning platform will be a creative space for the exchange of ideas between social change agents that use the design thinking principles.