• Language: ITALIAN
  • Enrollment: 12-04-2023to hour 12:00 on
  • Subject area: Soft skill, personal and career development
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A three-year degree (BSc) is required within a proven academic path that has developed skills in the areas of Strategic and Service Design.LM students (MSc) in relevant areas of the work are also admitted. All activities will be carried out in Italian, therefore it is necessary to have good comprehension, writing and interaction skills in that language. For non-native Italian-speaking students interested in participating, it is necessary to have at least B1 level of knowledge of the language.

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For the selection of participants, a CV and a motivational letter are required; both materials will be used to evaluate the consistency between the candidate's profile and the type of design challenge.. It is necessary to anwer to the public "Call-for-participant" on the project website www.designforsocial.it/call-for-participants-ds2/
Community involvement, digital experience, eco-social design
Interaction design, Communication design, Service design, Environmental and social sustainability, Social, Information technologies

Description of the initiative

The Design Sprint 4ETS project aims to create three co-design events dedicated to social innovation themes, conducted according to the design sprint 2.0 methodology, which will take place in three different locations and times: in April, May, and September 2023. Topics will focus on social innovation approaches, design thinking and strategic services planning, and solutions development with a high social or environmental impact. The project is promoted by Studio SHIFT (www.studioshift.it) Benefit Enterprise, which will organize the workshops; it is made with the contribution of the Lombardy Region. The general objective of the project is to bring together the above-mentioned three E.T.S. (Third Sector Entities) with a selection of young graduates with expertise in the areas of Strategic and Service Design. In particular, the project sees the participation of three social enterprises from Lombardy and one from Turin: Alchimia Cooperativa sociale, from Bergamo; Sociosfera onlus of Seregno; and Itaca Social cooperative of Romano di Lombardia working with the MinD association of Turin. The specific workshop "#DS2 - Urban regeneration and IoT for inclusive cities" welcomes the design challenge launched by Cooperativa Sociosfera (MB). The Design Sprint dedicated to this social enterprise fits into the projects of the Educational Area, Elderly and Disability Areas, Centers of Psychology and Pedagogy; the concerned services are the Disabled Centres, the Socio-Educational Center, Senior Citizens Centers, and schools (by way of example). More specifically, interest is expressed about new design solutions (also digital) concerning the implementation of a phygital signage systems integrated with the AAC - Augmentative Alternative Communication; this signage -both for collective and/or individual use (e.g. applications, portal)- can be of support inside and outside the services, to a wide range of targets: end users, operators, teachers, parents, citizens, neighborhood, etc. In general, the interest in the environmental and digital applications of AAC concerns its potential in increasing the autonomy of individuals, in places of community life. Adopting AAC in "public" services and spaces, it also presupposes the awareness of the contexts and third parties (e.g. traders) about the topic.  What are Design Sprints 2.0? The Design Sprint is a process for finding innovative ideas and solving big problems in a few days, helping to define goals and problems concretely and to build a high-level prototype tested with real people. The Sprint splits the work into micro problems and helps the team focus on one goal at a time. The classic version of the method (ref. Knapp in the text "Sprint: how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days." - 2016) involves 5 phases in 5 days of work, while the project will use the "rapid version", called Design Sprint 2.0, which optimizes times and makes the process more effective; also re-adapted it according to the operational possibilities of the E.T.S. adherents and the hybrid use chose to allow greater accessibility by the young graduates participating. All the activities will be in the Italian language, in order to participate a proven skill at least at B1 level is needed. Further information on the project is available on the website www.designforsocial.it


dal May 2023 a May 2023


Kick-off online: 12 maggio (modalit√† sincrona) con orario 9-12 e nel pomeriggio 15-17Workshop online: lavoro remoto in gruppo (modalit√† asincrona)  tra il 15 e il 18 maggioWorkshop in presenza: 19 e 20 maggio con orario 9-19

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