SDD Work­shop II

Social design meth­ods for designers

The work­shop, which Jen­ny Gallen and Sarah Dost from the social design lab of the Hans Sauer Foun­da­tion are con­duct­ing, revolves around the ques­tion of how fields of work — and espe­cial­ly those of design­ers — can change so that they con­tribute (more) to the social-eco­log­i­cal transformation.

After an insight into the meth­ods of social design and the work/projects of the social design lab, stake­hold­ers and chal­lenges will be iden­ti­fied and exam­ined, trans­for­ma­tion goals will be set and ways will be sought to bring groups of actors togeth­er in a process.





Work­shop agenda

9.30 Arrival
10.00 a.m. Joint check-in
10.15 a.m. Pre­sen­ta­tion of social design lab, Hans Sauer Foun­da­tion + questions
10.45 am Work­shop start, warm-up
11.00 a.m. Devel­op­ment of chal­lenge, group identification
11.45 a.m. Cof­fee break
12.00 Mul­ti-Stake­hold­er Sys­tem Mapping
13.00 — 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 Input and exchange on social design methods
15.00 hrs Devel­op­ment of a social design process outline
16.00 Cof­fee break
16.15 Pre­sen­ta­tion of results and exchange
16.45 Check-out and reflection
17.00 Offi­cial end + time for exchange

Work­shop hosts

Jen­ny Gallen

As a com­mu­ni­ca­tion design­er (Bach­e­lor Hochschule Augs­burg 2012), Jen­ny Gallen worked for var­i­ous brands and design agen­cies until she shift­ed her main focus to social design dur­ing her Master’s stud­ies (Hochschule München 2018). Since 2017, she has been build­ing up the social design lab with the team of the Hans Sauer Foun­da­tion and in this con­text has gained prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence in social design in var­i­ous projects as well as help­ing to devel­op new focus top­ics (includ­ing Mehrw­erthof Markt2 Schwaben and Cir­cu­lar Soci­ety). Since 2022, she has also been teach­ing at uni­ver­si­ties and is con­cerned with the ques­tion of how design­ers* can con­tribute their com­pe­ten­cies to the design of social-eco­log­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion process­es. The devel­op­ment of social design work­shops serves as a reflec­tion of her own project work and makes the Lab’s way of work­ing com­pre­hen­si­ble for her and thus applic­a­ble for others.

Sarah Dost

As a social sci­en­tist, Sarah Dost has been work­ing in the Cir­cu­lar Soci­ety the­mat­ic focus area at the Hans Sauer Foun­da­tion since 2019. She stud­ied Man­age­ment of Social Inno­va­tions (Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ences Munich 2019) and deals with par­tic­i­pa­to­ry process­es and social design meth­ods in her work in the con­text of oper­a­tional prac­tice projects. Since 2021, she has been lead­ing the Cir­cu­lar Wes­t­end project, which focus­es on how to ini­ti­ate a food turn­around in a Munich neigh­bor­hood. With her expe­ri­ence as a trained health and nurs­ing pro­fes­sion­al, she has already gained insights into dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties her­self and is inter­est­ed in redesign­ing and net­work­ing dif­fer­ent fields of work. When con­duct­ing social design work­shop for­mats, she finds the dif­fer­ent top­ics and per­spec­tives of the par­tic­i­pants par­tic­u­lar­ly exciting.


Tick­ets 39 €.
Dis­counts for mem­bers of bay­ern design forum e.V. and for stu­dents: € 19

The work­shop is part of the Social Design Days Nurem­berg (Octo­ber 11 — 13, 2023) by bay­ern design. The Social Design Days Nurem­berg are spon­sored and sup­port­ed by the Cham­ber of Indus­try and Com­merce Nurem­berg for Mid­dle Fran­co­nia and the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment of the City of Nurem­berg.