Designing Behavioral Change for Sustainability (online) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Designing Behavioral Change for Sustainability (online)

For societies to reach a sustainable future, individuals will need to adjust their behavior to meet the challenge. This course examines the leverage points that can be used to trigger desired changes in behavior. 

Using design thinking, behavior design, persuasive design, and tactics for effective communication, explore how to identify resistance factors and motivators for change in order to design inspiring experiences that truly trigger action.

Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

Class meeting details

This online course will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous, with course activities including videos; readings, and assignments. The instructor will have optional office hours each week, which will be recorded and shared.

Required materials


Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook

Class resources

This class uses Canvas, MCAD’s learning management system. Please see link for more information.

Registration deadline

July 6 

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class savings

Register on or before May 16 and save $25.

Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    6:00–7:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 18 and above
  • Term:
    Summer 2022
  • Instructor: Deann Garcia
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  • SKU:
    CSSD 6756 20 SU20