Inclusive Design Training Program RFP


As part of its strategic plan, Design Core aims to create a more meaningful framework for Detroit City of Design initiative through the development of the Detroit City of Design Research Lab. A partnership between College For Creative Studies and Design Core Detroit, the City of Design Research Lab is a cohort-based learning model that brings people together to improve our lives through inclusive design practices, which leads to goods, services, and systems that make everyone feel valued. The lab will include an inclusive design training program, ongoing events and design jams that build empathy and understanding around key topics, and competitive design research grants to fund inclusive design inquiries.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit bids from various creative firms/facilitators to manage a participatory design process to develop the inclusive design training program that is informed by best practices and input from local stakeholders.

Design Core is seeking a firm to conduct research and facilitate a series of workshops, interviews, and public engagements to develop an inclusive design training program. The finished product must enable Design Core to hire an instructor and implement the program for a diverse cohort of both professional designers and nondesigners.

The finished deliverables must document the participatory design process and lay out the proposed methodology and framework in a simple and easy-to-understand but visually compelling manner that can be easily disseminated among a wide network of stakeholders and partners.

Learn more, including how to submit your proposal, in the full RFP.