Project Description


Two editions of the well-received book by our students in the SVA MFA in Design for Social Innovation: : ways of seeing, working, and being necessary for shifting conversations in the complexity of social systems.

Fit principals Marc Rettig and Hannah du Plessis co-teach a course in the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA in New York. To complete the course, students chose two topics covered in the class and produce book spreads that summarize the topic, play with it visually, and suggest places to learn more. Both the 2013 and 2014 editions are presented below. While the two contain many of the same topics, the visuals and descriptions of each student differ greatly.

 


Major sections of the book

CREATING IN COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND SYSTEMS
The challenge of designing for social innovation
Some approaches to designing for social situations
Some essential skills
Facilitating dialog and co-creation

PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL FUNDAMENTALS
Understanding transformation
What informs behavior?
Barriers to transformation
Cultivating healthy relationships

READINGS AND RESOURCES

2014 Edition

2013 Edition