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What's this email course?


We are facing tough challenges - from climate change, to malnutrition, poverty, inequality, and a global pandemic. If you want to start tackling problems like this, you need to learn how to use systems thinking. Systems thinking is a unique approach to problem-solving that helps you tackle big challenges facing our planet.

This five-day crash course will provide you with powerful, actionable and research-backed lessons to help you make a difference in the world.


You will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 5 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and the course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.

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What's the plan?

  1. Why can't we solve complex problems?
  2. What is systems thinking?
  3. How can we understand complex systems?
  4. How does systems thinking help in tackling complex problems?
  5. Your cheat-sheet
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What people are saying

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I’m thankful to have been a part of Design for Impact and its Coaching Clinics.

It has allowed me to dedicate time each week in learning Systems Thinking from the basics with the participation of an engrossed team of thinkers from around the globe.

- Bhooshan

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Design for Impact has helped give me the knowledge and skills needed to enter a career in User Experience. Abram is an excellent instructor and has taught me the fundamentals of UX design and research.

The program attracts people from diverse cultural, educational, and employment backgrounds. I have enjoyed collaborating to work through a UX design problem from beginning to end as a team.

- Hannah

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I have been leveraging the Design for Impact community to continue learning experience/service design practices. Our exercises are output focused, and collaboration is productive and enjoyable.

What I appreciate most is the various points of view I have access to from a group of designers with diverse backgrounds and expertise from around the globe.

- Kyle

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The variety of backgrounds of the community members is a boon for a novice like me curious to learn more about the various approaches to research, data analysis, and systems thinking as it applies to the social sector.

- Chien-yu