Design for Social Transformation in Myanmar. The Role of a Designer in Social Development Activities
This project explores how the ‘Strategic Design’ skillset can be an essential tool in meeting and assisting to overcome social transformation challenges in a foreign cultural context, in particular organisational change. The foundational principles of ‘Design Thinking’ are applied to a Organisational Development (OD) training for local professionals in Myanmar where the Designer goes into Co-Creation with the participants; on-field in Yangon. The jointly identified design challenge addresses the lack of ‘Feedback' in Burmese organisations and social structures.