2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Have you always wanted to own a piece of design history? And even better – get it from the designer who made it? Show-and-Sell is your opportunity to meet some of the region’s design greats and rummage through their samples, collectibles, and collections – and take home your favorite pieces. For a small price (if you’re lucky), but also for a great cause: AIGA SF’s Scholarship Fund.
Join us this Sunday as we kick-off Social Innovation Week, a festival and celebration of the many ways people in the Bay Area area come together to innovate for the greater good.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An intimate conversation with Cheryl Heller, founder of the the first MFA program in Social design, and Karin Hibma Cronan, who helped “Design for the Other 90%” at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Join them to discuss the stratospheric power of design and how you can find your place in design that really matters. Or any other questions about design at a galactic scale.
Cheryl Heller is the Founding Chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, founder of the design lab CommonWise and winner of the prestigious AIGA Medal for her contribution to the field of design. She is a business strategist and communication designer who has founded two companies and taught creativity to leaders and organizations around the world.
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
From hyperlocal libraries to global environmental movements, designing for social innovation has never followed standard rules (even for competitions). Join changemakers and experts from diverse backgrounds as they reveal surprising perspectives about the world we are creating. Featuring:
Matt Ridenour on the OpenIDEO Challenge for our most pressing Food issue.
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer on USF students who are designing for social justice.
Cheryl Heller on the Outer and Inner Edges of Social Design.
Vinod Rajasekaran on the resourcefulness of Canadian social innovation.
Kathryn Jaller on the charms and challenges of the Little Free Library Design Competition.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
How to bridge the sectors of design, technology & energy? Get the latest from CleanPowerSF on building new innovations in energy and the NY design studio Sunbunker, creating products that serve solar power. Workshops, networking and an open dialogue about how to innovate energy systems that support local economies and the needs of everyday people.
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The culture of collaboration has reinvented the workplace, classroom and even the bedroom in unanticipated ways. Pioneers in self-organizing companies and peer-to-peer communities discuss the trials and triumphs of couch-surfing, crowd-sourcing and co-location for fun, profit, and the common good. Featuring:
Jeff Mendelsohn of New Leaf Paper on the role of enterprise in achieving social impact.
Casey Fenton on the origins of the Couchsurfing phenomenon.
Frank Schulenburg on bridging the parallel worlds of academia and Wikipedia.
Ann Badillo on book swarms, co-creation, and the power of narrative.
1:00 pm - 3:30pm
This game-based workshop experience introduces a strategic business toolkit that will help entrepreneurs find opportunities for impact. Matt Manos, founder and CEO of the social innovation company, verynice.co, will guide you through a simple four-step process to design disruption business models. The Models of Impact toolkit and certification process are now taking root in 75 countries around the globe.
Gray Area Theater - 2665 Mission Street - San Francisco
Entrepreneurs and enterprisers: Come to this fun participatory workshop and learn how to apply many of the creative methodologies (Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Human-Centered Design and more) to your moonshot idea. Using techniques that enhance creativity and innovation, expert facilitators Marc O’Brien and Sarah Harrison (co-founders of The Determined) will help you move your ideas forward and create change in the social impact space.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST -
660 3rd Street, 4th floor
Join frog design for an interactive workshop as we consider ways to make transportation better in the Bay Area. This is a chance to collaboratively identify transportation challenges and ideas, while also getting first-hand experience in frog’s design thinking process, including participatory design and prototyping.
Making is core to frog’s design process, and the workshop will use making as a theme to explore the ways we could enhance transportation options in the city.
frog is a global design and strategy firm. We transform businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience. We strive to touch hearts and move markets. Our passion is to transform ideas into realities. We partner with clients to anticipate the future, evolve organizations and advance the human experience.
7pm - 11pm
Social Innovation matters now more than ever! Join us and celebrate all we discovered in our workshops, talks, and conversations. This one is for you! DJs galore, Synergy Lab's electric cubes, and more! Stay tuned for more details in coming days!
Open Conversation with Cheryl Heller & Karin Hibma Cronan
Energy Innovations Night
Design Remix for Collective Impact
Thursday, NOVEMBER 17
SIWeek Workshop: Remaking Transportation
Innovations in Culture
Design Workshop: 101 Models of Impact and More
SIWeek: The Afterparty!