Innovation Circuit: Change By Design (6 sessions)

Online Innovation Circuit

Sponsored by The Student Innovation Center and The College of Design

Change by Design (6 sessions)

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder of Disrupt Design

February 4 – March 11, 2021; 9-11 a.m.
6 sessions, 6 weeks


Change by Design: The Disruptive Design Method for Civic Activation

Every person is a citizen designer of the future through the actions they do, or don’t, take each day. Through this activation lab, students will be given the tools for understanding and working with complex systems, discover how to design interventions that affect positive change and create propositions for proactive civic outcomes. You will do this through learning the three part process of the Disruptive Design Method (DDM), which flows through a process of creative changemaking enabling systems level change. The DDM offers fresh approaches to skill development and knowledge transfer for the growing global community of people who want to participate in solving significant social and environmental issues in creative and future-focused ways.


  • Creating proposals for civic innovation
  • Creative changemaking
  • Solving social and environmental issues
  • Creating circular and sustainable systems

Who is Dr. Leyla Acaroglu?

  • Melbourne’s 100 Most Influential People
  • Founder of two design agencies, Disrupt Design in New York and Melbourne-based Eco Innovators, as well as the UnSchool
  • Creator of the Circular Classroom, Design Play Cards, Game Changer Game, Secret Life of Things, Designercise, and the Gender Equity Toolkit
  • UNEP Champion of the Earth

What is an innovation short circuit?

Innovation SHORT CIRCUITS, delivered by industry experts and influencers, are topic-based conversation sessions that help students
gain expertise in innovation mindset, skills and practices.

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