The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda adopted 17 goals called SDGs that promote equitable economic growth, social development, and the sustainable management of our environment. These interconnected goals were not only created for countries but also designed to engage civil society and the private sector in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Human-centered design thinking is a creative approach to problem solving. It is about building deep empathy, generating tons of ideas, building prototypes and putting innovative solutions out in world. The design thinking process can be used across industries and sectors to approach any number of challenges from product and service design to space or system designs.
This program will help the attendees be effective changemakers by learning some of the key strategies of changemaking through design thinking and advancing the SDGs. This program will examine the social and environmental issues occurring across the globe and connect these issues to the local community by integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and fully embracing the motto “think globally, act locally”. Participants will learn about the stages and steps of human centered design thinking and how to create project-based activities that advance the SGDs through innovative solutions in their communities or classrooms.
By participating in this program, you can expect to:
- Understand the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and the triple bottom line;
- learn about the human- centered design thinking stages of inspiration, ideation, and implementation;
- comprehend how to apply the design thinking steps to a specific design challenge to advance the UNSDGs through an Innovative Solution
This program is presented by Josephine M. Balzac-Arroyo and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.