What is Design for Social Impact?

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Published on the SVA Products of Design blog in July 2017, this is my attempt to define my approach toward teaching design for social impact.

"Design for social impact is the practice of interrogating systems—institutional, economic, social, political, interpersonal—in order to define opportunities for change that give voice to those who has been disenfranchised or marginalized by design. In essence, this field of study provides a methodology for examining domains of power through Socratic inquiry, structural and systems-based design thinking, and solutions-based design making." Read more. . .