The Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED) welcomes partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, and industries interested in exploring opportunities for design projects. With training and oversight from C-SED, student teams perform rigorous field-based needs exploration and problem definition. Students gain real-world experience applying socially engaged design skills. Partner organizations like yours receive articulated and validated needs from which to develop further projects.
Finding Genuine Design Opportunities Course + Fieldwork
In this experiential course, students learn the skills of socially engaged design during the winter semester, then spend 6–8 weeks during the spring/summer immersed in a field site working with a community partner to identify potential design opportunities.
A facilitated, iterative, interactive experience, a Design Jam walks students and stakeholders through a design process aimed at generating creative ideas around real-world challenges.
With a variety of internship opportunities, C-SED Summer Studio facilitates the transformation of cutting-edge research into design innovations that have the capacity to change the world.