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Designing in the Civic Space

Feb 15, 2024 - Mar 21, 2024

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$2,000 Enroll

Full course description

Understand the what, why, and how of civic design to create meaningful change in the world.

This first-of-its-kind course focused on civic design will prepare you to tackle complex civic challenges effectively. You will learn how to co-create equitable solutions alongside communities by applying design principles and best practices. You’ll leave the course equipped with the tools to overcome barriers and foster long-term support for design-based approaches within government organizations. Learn more about the course »


February 15–March 21, 2024 (6 weeks)

Thursdays, 2–5pm CT

Format: Sessions meet live online and include lectures, group work, and networking.


  • $1,600 when you enroll by October 31 with the code "EARLYCIVIC"
  • $2,000 after October 31 

Requirements (any of the following):

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a focus on Human-Centered Design or a related field such as Experience Design, Design Innovation, Design Research, or Design Strategy.
  • 1+ years of work experience in service design, UX design, product design, design research, design strategy, or civic design.
  • Completion of Design Thinking and/or Human-Centered Design courses such as ID Academy courses; Stanford Design Thinking Bootcamp; IDEO U: Design Thinking Courses; eCornell: Design Thinking Certificate; HBS: Design Thinking and Innovation; MIT Executive Course: Mastering Design Thinking; Acumen Academy: Introduction to Human-Centered Design; Bloomberg Harvard Innovation Track, Bloomberg Innovation Training.
  • Other. Please email to explain why coursework or other experience qualifies you to waive the requirement. 

More information: Learn more about this course and ID Academy.