This event is an information session about the new project for Dundee, Boost by Design, please read on to find out more about the project and join us on 5th December from 11.30am to explore what your challenges are and how you can benefit from the project in early 2017.
BOOST by Design is a new project for Dundee’s social enterprises who are keen to develop their understanding of design, innovation and digital skills.
As Dundee is the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design, Creative Dundee is delighted to be leading Boost by Design which will support Dundee based social enterprises in early 2017. Social enterprises already provide great products and services and create huge and important social benefits for communities. This project is the first of its kind - bringing design thinking and innovation skills into the mix to improve the way we all do social business.
Working with Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Boost by Design will support 20 early stage social enterprises who could benefit from gaining a better understanding of service design, digital innovation and community building.
Boost by Design will be run in partnership with local partners, including Open Change, who are well regarded for their service design approaches. This project has only been made possible thanks to valuable Rank Foundation support.
If you would like to find out more about the project and tell us about the challenges you face in advance of the project next year, then join us on: Monday 5th December from 11.30am - 1pm at DSEN’s offices at The Factory Skatepark, 15 Balunie Drive, Dundee, DD4 8PS.
As places on the project are limited, there is a simple application process.
Boost by Design project includes:
Four half day workshops - introduction to design, digital tools and community building: these practical hands-on workshops will give confidence in using design/digital tools and developing storytelling/ community building skills. Participants will bring along real challenges they are facing to work on. Workshops will be held in February 2017.
Three sessions of mentoring/support by designers and digital developers following the workshop programme for up to 8 social enterprises - selected through an easy open call process.
Boost by Design celebration event which brings together social enterprises and creative businesses in the city: an evening event with local speakers to share what they gained from the programme, encourage awareness of activities and opportunities across both sectors, and encourage potential future collaborations.