SITizens Learning Credits


This course is an intensive, fun, engaging, hands-on learning experience that will bring you out of the classroom into the real world to talk to people and test your ideas. Participants will be able to uncover participatory approaches, learn about engagement techniques, develop ideas in a low-risk environment and hone your skills in a mini-engagement session. Participants will leave this in-depth training with more confidence to kick-start their own projects and meet likeminded individuals along the way!

Participatory Design (PD) is a creative approach to engaging and co-creating with communities to address local issues. The PD Approach in Singapore is pioneered by local design organisation Participate in Design (P!D).

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Master the 4 steps of the Participatory and Community-Engaged Design process and framework to enable you to innovate and develop creative solutions to challenges on the ground.
  • Learn and practice the creative engagement tools, strategies and skills developed by P!D that will change the way you think about working with communities
  • Gain strategies and skills on how to communicate and talk to communities more effectively.
  • Learn from a practitioners perspective on the success, failures and challenges when working with real communities
  • Be welcomed into a safe space where you can fail and experiment
  • Gain the confidence to launch a project or idea by working with communities
  • Be exposed to the mindsets and skills of a participatory designer and community organiser that drive community change

Who Should Attend

  • Community Organisers and Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Architects
  • Service Designer
  • Public Officers who work with communities
  • Community Engagement Practitioners
  • Designers and Creatives
  • Artists
  • Social Designers.
  • Essentially, anyone who works with communities and is looking for a new creative and innovative ways to tackle social issues on the ground.

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (only for SIT Alumni)


Candidates should possess a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
Candidates without a Bachelor degree can be admitted on a case-by-case basis upon evaluation by the course director.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment


Date Topic
13 Apr 2021 Introduction and Principles
14 Apr 2021 Participatory Design Game and Project Scoping
19 Apr 2021 Learning through Doing - Project Refinement
20 Apr 2021 Project presentation and Wrap-up


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,889.00 $866.70
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,889.00 $326.70
Non-Singaporeans $2,889.00 Not Eligible
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Design Strategy and Innovation (DSI)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation (PGCert in DSI) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • DSI6000 Company Applied Research Design Studio (CARDS)

Elective Modules (Design Modules)
  • DSI6101 Introduction to Experience Design
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • DSI6103 Healthcare Design Thinking and Personal Leadership
  • DSI6104 Participatory Design: Co-Designing with Citizens

Elective Modules (Business Modules)
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6202 Business Testing through Lean Startup
  • DSI6203 Language of Business for Designers 
  • DSI6204 Negotiation: Say No to Free Design

Elective Modules (Technology Modules)
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • DSI6302 Foresighting and Horizon Scanning 
  • DSI6303Copywriting and Creative Communication 
  • DSI6304 Sustainable Innovation
  • DSI6305 Making Ideas Tangible – Tech Experience Prototyping

Elective Modules (Strategy Modules)
  • DSI6401 Cultural Brand Strategy
  • DSI6402 Authentic Branding for Next Generation Consumer
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • DSI6404 Effective Advertising on a Small Budget
  • DSI6405 Strategic Creativity

There are a total of 19 credit-bearing modules, of which there is one core 12 CR module (DSI6000) and a choice of four out of fifteen 3 CR modules to meet the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation. Candidates who pass the core module (DSI6000) and 4 elective modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation by SIT.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 13 Apr 2021 (Tue) to
20 Apr 2021 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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