Due to public health concerns, all CEF activities will be hosted online for 2020-2021.

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Online Design Clinics

Contribute your wisdom

to help people move forward

with challenges in their

community-based work

Design Clinics are an excellent way to mobilize collective wisdom and learn together. For years we've adapted the Design Clinic Format to empower in-person learning. Now we're adapting it once again for online engagement. Watch the above video for an overview of the online design clinic process.

All are welcome to both offer a design clinic question and contribute ideas. To ensure you learn when new questions are posted, sign up to receive email notifications.

Enjoy contributing to the online design clinics included below.

View all of this year's design clinic notes here: 2019-2020 Design Clinics (In-Person and Online)

If you have questions about Online Design Clinics please email travis.tennessen@wwu.edu.

Amy Howard

Habitat for Humanity 

East Jefferson County, WA


Could you help me improve Habitat for Humanity's orientation process for new volunteers? 

Click below to contribute:

Amy Howard Online Design Clinic Notes 11 19 20

Melody Sky Eisler

Director of the Port Townsend Library

Port Townsend, WA


Could you help our library craft effective community engagement when we either cannot gather, or people are afraid to gather, in public?

Click below to contribute:

Melody Eisler_Online Design Clinic Notes_6_11_20

Shelly Rasmussen

Student Engagement Center, Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA


Could you help me embody equity as we design and initiate a new community of practice here in Walla Walla?

Click below to contribute:

Shelly Rasmussen_Online Design Clinic Notes_5_28_20

Theresa Warburton

WWU English Department

Bellingham, WA

Could you help me develop a place-based orientation activity?

Click below to contribute:

Theresa Warburton _Online Design Clinic_5 26 20

Britta Eschete

WWU Career Services Center 

Bellingham, WA

Could you help me design a job club for Western Washington University students and alumni? 

Click below to contribute:

Britta Eschete_Online Design Clinic_5 20 20

Kelly Vogel

TRIO Student Support Services at Bellingham Technical College  

Bellingham, WA

Could you help me support first-generation college students in talking with their families about social and economic mobility?

Click below to contribute:

Kelly Vogel_Online Design Clinic_5 15 20

April McCabe

Lydia Place

Bellingham, WA

Could you help me find what makes multi-family communal living successful? 

Click below to contribute:


April McCabe_Online Design Clinic_5 14 20

Lindsey MacDonald

Office of Sustainability, Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

Could you help me capture the lessons we are learning during the acute crisis of Covid-19 that will transfer to the long-term crisis of climate change?

Click below to contribute:


Lindsey_MacDonald_Online Design Clinic_4_28_20

Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

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