I'm a recent MFA graduate in Design for Social Innovation. What is social design? Glad you asked. It's the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems.
Some of My Projects: filling gaps in service for veterans facing homelessness, AI smart-mirrors to combat human trafficking, visualizing depression + stressors to compare the effects by generation, gamifying diet changes to make them more enjoyable, serving as a graphic reporter at the UN Foundation's Social Good Summit
Design for social innovation is really interaction design in the broadest sense; it’s interaction between people that takes responsibility for positive, systemic impact.
Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of Design for Social Innovation
She also does an incredible job of explaining social design on the grad program's website: