Design for social change

Just read this article on FastCompany’s website about students at Art Center College: Amazon’s Former Chief Scientist on Influence, Twitter’s Fake Audience,

I’m sure design education covers many different areas but does anyone know of other design schools that have this type of program?

The Design program at Emily Carr University here in Vancouver has a course specifically titled Design For Social Change. Taught by Kara Pecknold.

The page linked below was created by the instructor Kara Pecknold and appears to be a course resource (I haven’t taken the course so I’m not sure - just found it through Google)
Seems like a lot of excellent jumping off points on the subject though…
http://www.ecuad.ca/~kpecknold/index.html

More about Kara here:
https://twitter.com/karapecknold/

Interesting. Don’t know if I’ll be able to attend school in Vancouver but it’s definitely on the top of my list of considerations when choosing a program. It seems that IDEO is pretty well known for social innovation and its “design thinking” program at Stanford. But as far as I know, that’s a M.E. program so I’m not sure if you come out as a designer or engineer??

Check out Austin Center For Design (AC4D), founded by Jon Kolko. That guy knows what he’s doing. Very intelligent, and very talented.