Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2018/2019
Canadian Excellence

Design for Social Innovation
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lab: 3

This course provides a critical theoretic approach to the unique challenges and opportunities of designing for social innovation. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding social innovation/entrepreneurship in the context of changing social arrangements, and a vocabulary for thinking and communicating about social values in concrete terms. Models of social change through which to launch, lead, manage, and evaluate a social venture, with specific attention to social justice are provided. Students will learn how to write a social business plan appropriate to the relevant model of change, and how to obtain funding to support their plan.

Additional Course Information
Launchpad, Maker Lab, Usability Lab