DSI Pre-Arrival Challenge 2

Challenge 2 Deadline: March 12

Part I: Introduction to Design Thinking for Social Innovation

There is a wide range of knowledge and experience with social innovation and design thinking in our ESI group. For part I of Challenge 2, let's explore what we mean by these two concepts by reading the article & watching the short video & below.
Now watch how design-thinking was used to creatively improve children's health
What is Design Thinking

Part II: Join our changemaker community on Hylo

Facebook is great for photos & knowing each other's hobbies but sometimes it's harder to share resources or get help for our social innovation projects.


Hylo is a new online platform for sharing resources and helping each other to reach our goals. You can also read other members' profiles and learn what skills and experiences they have. Soon, you will be able to ask for help or offer opportunities across every VIA program in the U.S and Asia.


Be an innovator with us here: join our Hylo network and complete your profile!

Join the Hylo VIA Social Innovation Network

Please complete your profile & post challenge 2 by March 6

Part III: What education problem is important to you and why?

Let's get to know each other better by sharing 1 challenge in education that is important to you.


1) Click here to download the Challenge Two template as a separate file (email Yi if you can't access it). Use the template on slide 1, share one educational problem that you are passionate or curious about. In your own words, answer each question and add pictures related to your topic. An example topic is on slide 2. Note: If you can't initially think of your own topic, just do some quick research ( no more than 5-10 minutes). There is no right or wrong answer, and it's ok if you change your answer in the future.


2) After you finish, take a screenshot or photo of the template, make a post in the Hylo VIA Social Innovation community using "intentions" button, and attach the picture. You can write the name of the issue as your subject line, like: "I want to help ___" or "I'm interested in ____" -- See instructions & picture on Slide 3 of template document.


3) Take a look at others' posts and share your questions and comments :]