Design your solution - Course

You have the potential to design the entire world around you (whether you consider yourself a designer or not). The systems that are failing us, the business models that no longer serve us and our planet, the products that pollute... This course equips you with the tools and frameworks to start getting your hands dirty and designing solutions.

Course overview

01.

The Brainstorm Process

Harness your creativity to brainstorm new solutions to the problem. Explore design thinking methodologies including human and environmental centered design.

02.

Understanding who you are designing for

Map perspectives of stakeholders in your system and collect qualitative data by speaking to potential users and collaborators.

03.

Discover the fundamentals of the circular economy

Design out waste completely from the solutions you design. 

04.

Nature’s design checklist

Humans aren’t the only ones we can design for. Explore the fundamentals of biomimicry and the frameworks that will make Mother Nature an active part of your creation process.

05.

Meaning Making and Money Making

Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or not, knowing how to sustain the solutions you build over time is key to creating a positive impact at scale. Discover innovative business models to play with as you leverage the Social Business Model Canvas and identify your project's value proposition.

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Key Takeaways

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01.

Harness your creativity to brainstorm new solutions to the problem

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Adopt a macro and micro perspectives around problems and solutions

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Leverage Nature in your solution development journey

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04.

Identify new ways to financially sustain your solution

Key Topics

- Design Thinking
- Environmental and Human Centered Design
- The Circular Economy Biomimicry
- The Social Business Model Canvas 

Over 30 videos

7 Self-Directed Exercises

9 Key Frameworks

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Gain the tools and adopt the mindsets to build your brand.

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US$ 250
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The instructors

Craig Vezina

Craig Vezina

With over two decades of experience at the forefront of international education, Craig founded the Z-17 Collective (fka ZSchool: The International School of Social Entrepreneurship) & is a leading voice around the power of entrepreneurship for social impact, presenting at an array of global education, sustainability and impact events, including the UN's Festival of Action, SXSWedu, ChangeNow Summit & many more. Craig is also a member of the global advisory board of Education for Sharing (E4S) and serves on OECED’s Education&Skills 2030 Global Forum & UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative.

Laura Francois

Laura Francois

With a focus on creative design for sustainable development, Laura has been working globally empowering startups, nonprofits and governments to maximize sustainability and use creativity in business as a force for good in Canada and Southeast Asia. Laura is a trained social impact strategist and her work has been featured on BBC World News, Forbes, Netflix, TedX, The Disruptive Design Festival (DIF) and Singapore Design Week

Andy Lopez

Andy Lopez

Andy has extensive experience in storytelling for social impact, namely brand content writing, copywriting as well as bringing people up together.

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