WHAT IS DESIGN FOR CHANGE

Design for Change (DFC) is a global movement that cultivates the ‘I Can’ mindset in every child. This ‘I Can’ spirit empowers children and gives them an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. Design for Change was born out of the conviction that children are not helpless, that change is possible and belief that they can drive it.

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THE FIDS FRAMEWORK

 

 

HOW ARE WE CULTIVATING THE I CAN MINDSET ?

Through a simple design process of Feel-Imagine-Do-Share

 

FEEL

This step starts with asking you to slow down and 'understand' the situation before jumping to 'solve' it.

Why is it Important?

It develops EMPATHY.

When you want to design a better solution, you need to move from 'assumptions' to 'insights' - this happens when you engage with the user and design solutions 'WITH', instead of 'FOR' them.

 

 

IMAGINE

This step asks you to brainstorm solutions to improve, enrich, change the user experience.

Why is it important?

It develops ETHICS.

When you choose to offer a solution to change the current situation, it asks you to take the 'responsibility' for the same. This mindset helps you believe that you are NOT helpless, change IS possible and YOU can drive it!

 

 

 DO

This step is about creative agency and the ability to take timely action.

Why is it Important?

It develops EXCELLENCE.

'Action' that follows 'intention' results in desired 'impact'. Furthermore, the focus on details allows the action to improve the 'quality' of the experience, building a habit for excellence.

 
 

SHARE

The final step is 'Share' - cultivating the abundance mentality.

Why is it Important?

It develops ELEVATION

Elevation is the shift from 'competing' with others to 'completing' others. Inherent in this step is the belief that the 'I CAN' spirit offers hope and inspiration for further change.

Go ahead, be a storyteller and shamelessly inspire others to 'Be the Change'!

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DESIGN FOR CHANGE WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS

 

Are you looking for innovative ways to inculcate creative thinking, empathy, problem-solving and leadership skills in your students? Join the two-day workshop to learn the FIDS model. 

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National I Can School Challenge 2019

I CAN School Challenge 2019 is a global platform for students to share their stories of change using the simplified design thinking model of Feel-Imagine-Do-Share (FIDS) introduced by Design for Change. Top teams will have an opportunity to present their projects at the I CAN Children's Global Summit on 27-30 November 2019. Submission is open from now until 31 May 2019.

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I CAN Children's Global Summit

I CAN Children's Global Summit is a four-day I CAN celebration that provides students from across the world a platform to showcase their stories of change. Top teams (1 educator + 5 students per team) from the National I Can School Challenge will be selected to represent Malaysia at the 2019 I CAN Children's Global Summit

Rome Global Summit

Stories of Change

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TAKE IT TO YOUR CLASSROOM

You can empower student leaders in your classroom by using the 4-step FIDS process in

  • 1 Week - TOOLKIT

    The all inclusive and flexible challenge is the quickest way to unleash the 'I CAN' superpower in children. Download the toolkit and the one week support plan below and get started!

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  • DFC - 1 MONTH: THE CURRICULUM

    The month long curriculum enables students to work with one another, to collaborate and to engage deeply, identify the real issues and concerns. The curriculum comes with a month long support plan, download and get started.

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Contact Us

  • Era Natasha
    Era Natasha
    Impact Manager, Design for Change Malaysia

    era.natasha@impacthub.net

  • Alex Desiga
    Alex Desiga
    Impact Fellow, Design for Change Malaysia

    alex.desiga@impacthub.net

  • Ralph Mpofu
    Ralph Mpofu
    Programmes and Partnerships Manager

    ralph.mpofu@impacthub.net