At the Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED), we provide ample space and resources for exploration, collaboration, and problem solving in service of a more purposeful, connected, and human world.
Academic programs invite students to dive into socially engaged design curriculum, with a wide range of formats and courses to choose from.
The Socially Engaged Design Academy (SEDA) offers learners the opportunity to hone their socially engaged design skills in asynchronous online learning blocks. With topics ranging from prototyping to social identity to working with a new community, SEDA brings socially engaged design concepts to life.
Innovation in Action at the University of Michigan is a campus-wide experience giving students the opportunity, the tools, the people, and the room to take on the world’s biggest challenges.
Through the course of this experience, you and your team will do a deep dive into a problem space and come out the other side with robust insights about complex issues, and the tools to synthesize that data and turn it into a solution.
View the world. Find a challenge. Create a better way.
Design Jams bring together community partners and students from all over campus to co-create creative solutions to pressing problems.
C-SED offers a variety of workshops on topics related to socially engaged design. Join us for an upcoming public workshop, or request a specialized workshop for your community of practice. Whether in classrooms, student organizations, or staff affinity groups, our workshops are available to start a conversation about socially engaged design best practices.
“At C-SED, we are excited about creating connections and starting conversations. No matter what you are passionate about, we are here to help you find ways to match that passion with action.”
Erin Moore, MBA
Need some guidance on a project, or a new perspective on your design? Or have no idea where to start? C-SED consultants are here to help! Book appointments with a wide range of experts, who have experience in research, teaching, design, storytelling, and community-based work.
C-SED offers a variety of spaces designed to fuel creativity and collaboration. Learn more about furthering your socially engaged design work by reserving the team meeting rooms, conference room, or C-SED lab.