Inclusive Innovation: Designing for a More Equitable World
Innovation doesn’t just generate profits—it can also make the world a better place by addressing some of our most pressing humanitarian challenges. Inclusive Innovation: Designing for a More Equitable World, offered by MIT D-Lab in conjunction with MIT Professional Education, delves into an evidence-based, innovation-driven, problem-solving approach called Participatory Design.
Pioneered by MIT D-Lab, Participatory Design is a process that engages the individuals who are affected by the challenges and will benefit from the resulting innovation. In this five-day course, nonprofit and corporate leaders will acquire essential frameworks and fundamental tools and learn how to apply them to their own mission.
- Define inclusive innovation and its components
- Distinguish between the three types of Participatory Design and the contexts in which each may be most useful
- Recognize and mitigate power dynamics and barriers to participation in innovation processes
- Apply frameworks and techniques aimed at facilitating the Participatory Design process among diverse stakeholders
- Identify and understand the actors and factors that enable an inclusive innovation ecosystem
- Connect with like-minded organizations who use Participatory Design in their work
- Discover how to partner with MIT on inclusive innovation opportunities
Who Should Attend
This course is particularly well suited to professionals working in international development, community organizing, diplomacy, poverty- and hunger-related issues, corporate social responsibility, grantmaking and philanthropy, global health, government service, social entrepreneurship, technology development, STEM education, and higher education. The course is appropriate for professionals directing or managing organizations and programs, working in partnerships, strategy, new business development, training, outreach, product and service development, engineering, communications, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Date and Time
- Starts on 07/13/2020 at 9:00 AM
- Ends on 07/17/2020 at 3:00 PM
- MIT D-Lab, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, (MIT N51-310) Cambridge, MA 02139
- [email protected]