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. Through a simple design process of Feel-Imagine-Do-Share ( FIDS for KIDS ) children are designing solutions for some of the worlds greatest challenges! Ready to join the movement??

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HOW WE DO IT

The FIDS framework helps to develop the much required 21st Century Skills in children, builds their social and emotional competencies and promotes employability skills. The most unique feature of the Design for Change initiative is that it is not only simple and constructive, it is open-source, accessible, adaptable and replicable.

  • Feel PROCESS VIDEO

    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.

  • ImaginePROCESS VIDEO

    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!

  • DoPROCESS VIDEO

    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.

  • SharePROCESS VIDEO

    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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TAKE IT TO YOUR CLASSROOM

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

  • 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!

    DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT & LESSONPLAN
  • 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.

    DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT & LESSONPLAN

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CONTACT US

  • Mr. Daisaku Takeuchi
    Mr. Daisaku Takeuchi
    Director - DFC Japan

    Email id - shingikan.hiroshima@gmail.com