The Designers of Tomorrow Fellowship is an experience that empowers you to learn on your own terms and solve real world challenges using the power of design.
The Fellowship is grounded in four core principles:
Creative problem solving
We work at the intersection of analytical thinking and creative solutions.
We bring the right mix of creative and technical skills, and the grit to take our work from design to implementation.
Systems thinking isn't just a critical part of our approach, it's our lifestyle — we believe that systemic change starts with mindful living and individual action.
Exploration of human potential
We believe that we are capable of extraordinary things if we put people first and reframe problems as opportunities.
A new Space for a different type of leader
Leaders of the future thrive in ambiguity and solve problems of dizzying complexity. The DOT fellowship provides nascent designers with the chance to learn in a collaborative team setting, pairing a structured curriculum with practical design projects in partnership with social impact organizations.
Social impact curriculum
A curriculum-based learning experience, deliberately built around five core competencies — the core skills needed to navigate complex problems, develop effective solutions, and sustain as a leader:
- Design Thinking
- Storytelling for Change
- Business Model Innovation
- Global Development
- Personal Leadership
Structured around the idea that leaders learn best by doing, the fellows complete three 15 week design project cycles with social impact organizations over the course of the year. Fellows will embed themselves within the organization and their surrounding communities. Projects will encompass all five phases of the human-centered design methodology: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test.
Retreats, Activities, & Continuous Learning
During the fellowship, the team will participate in pre-planned retreats and other activities design to strengthen their relationships, gain a deeper understanding of India, and work on their individual mindfulness practice.
India in focus
In its inaugural year, the DOT Fellowship will take place in India. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with social impact organizations doing groundbreaking work across the sub-continent.