Designing for Change: February 28 - April 8
“Change always starts with a small group of passionate people. These people often challenge the status quo. Over time, they attract and mobilize more people. Eventually, they gain enough support and momentum to achieve lasting change.”
PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, IDEO SAN FRANCISCO
Designing for Change Course
This 5-week, online course can be taken anywhere in the world.
No matter what industry you’re in, no matter where you sit in an organization, change can come from you. Learn how to create a movement to catalyze change in your organization or network by mobilizing people around a shared purpose. Follow the human-centered approach to creating change that IDEO's been honing over the past decade. Big change starts small and lasting change is within your reach.
Learn IDEO’s unique approach to change and understand frameworks to help move your change forward.
Put your learning into practice among a global community of like-minded peers and receive guidance from experienced practitioners.
Through hands-on activities, this 5-week course will help you get tangible and take you across different industries around the world to see case studies on how real change is brought to life.
Get a toolkit with key learning moments, case studies, and frameworks to inspire you on your journey—a resource you can use again and again.
About this Online Course
- The estimated time commitment for the course is 3-4 hours/week.
- The course is self-paced with recommended deadlines for assignments.
- You can take the course as an individual or a group.
- Throughout the course, you can interact with teaching assistants and a community of students from around the world.
- If you complete all course assignments, you’ll receive a certificate of completion.
About Your Instructor
BRYAN YUJI WALKER
Bryan Yuji Walker is a Partner and Managing Director at IDEO San Francisco. He leads the Design for Change studio, helping leaders transform their organizations’ cultures and businesses in pursuit of innovation, adaptability, and impact.
An IDEO veteran, Bryan is curious about the future of work and how design can affect and support change within complex human systems. Together with his clients, he is exploring what corporate leaders can learn from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; how technology, a new generation of employees, and a shifting marketplace is redefining the workplace experience; and how leaders can drive change by movement as opposed to mandates.
Bryan earned a master’s degree in social anthropology from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in design and environmental analysis from Cornell. Outside the office, he can be found chasing the perfect wave.