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This unique certificate course offered by OCAD University is an opportunity for students to delve into the world of social innovation design while traveling abroad in beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica, for 10 days. Through direct community engagement, students will use design thinking and the participatory design process to co-create solutions to challenges faced by local residents.
Working in multi-disciplinary teams, students will apply lessons in the field to hands-on activities that will lead to the design of robust solutions. This course is open to students, with or without prior design experience, who are passionate about creating social change and learning to use design as a tool for social innovation.