Crafted from a desire to learn in a non-traditional way, the Designers of Tomorrow Fellowship, is creating new space for learning on our own terms and solving real world problems. This fellowship is for a different type of learner – one who needs thrive in ambiguity and solve problems of dizzying complexity.
the Designers of Tomorrow 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 is not only a critical part of our approach, but also our lifestyle - we believe that change in the systems starts with 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.
WE'RE ON A MISSION TO BECOME DESIGN-CENTERED HUMANS.
This fellowship provides nascent designers with the change to learn in a collaborative team setting, pairing structured curriculum with practical design projects 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 Models and Technical 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.
applications now open for the september 2016 cohort.
A very special thanks to Jared Chambers for providing the beautiful photography featured in this template.