Class meets Tuesday evenings in April 2014; Application deadline: March 31; Admission decisions go out by: April 4

Offered: Spring Quarter 2014

Apply design thinking to the domains of activism and philanthropy. Learn about core design principles and explore how these principles are relevant not to the design of a material product but to the activation of a  social movement.

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, cultural events to mark massive consumerism, #GivingTuesday is a movement to create a day dedicated to giving, not getting. The campaign led to an increase in online giving of around 90%, inspired over 500,000 tweets and generated over 1.2B media impressions. Endorsed by the White House, Bill Gates, Selena Gomez, and Snoopy, #GivingTuesday aims to reclaim the true spirit of the holidays.

Teaching Team:

Henry Timms (92Y + #GivingTuesday)
Jenny Stefanotti (
Rob Reich (Prof, Dept. of Political Science)
Ernestine Fu (Engineering)