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Course Name
Turkish Sosyal Yenilikçilik için Tasarım
English Design for Social Innovation
Course Code
EUT 551E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Çiğdem Kaya
Çiğdem Kaya
Course Objectives 1. Informing the students about what social innovation is and how design was used for social innovation so far.
2. Introducing the basic concepts of design for social innovation literature by presenting information from the literature.
3. Providing hands-on experience in a field investigating a designer’s role in social innovation projects.
4. Promoting design practice for social innovation.
Course Description Introduction of the relationship of design and democracy, A brief history of design for social responsibility, Design for NGOs and cooperatives, Concepts of social innovation in the world, Concepts of social innovation in Turkey, Concepts of design for social innovation, Fieldwork for social innovation, Basic concepts of fieldwork, Selecting the field of inquiry, Analysis of the field and eliciting problems, Methods to develop the project, Developing a project specific to the field, Visualising the projects, Project reviews on the field
Course Outcomes M.Sc. students who successfully pass this course gain knowledge, skill and competency in the following subjects;
1. Basic knowledge on the historical development of the relationship between design and democracy.
2. An understanding about the fundamental concepts of design for social innovation.
3. Hands-on experience of developing their own projects using these concepts.
Required Facilities
Other References Thompson, N., 2006. The Interventionists: Users' Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, MASS MoCA.
Thackara, J., 2005. In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World, MIT Press.
Bell, J., 2003. Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life, Walker Art Center.
Dunne, A., ve Raby, F., 2001. Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects, Birkhauser Basel.
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