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Design Thinking: 101

This workshop will focus on doing and making and is about using a ‘design’ process in approaching problems you'll face in an established organization or as an entrepreneur.

Attendance preference will be given to those who have not attended at DT:101 course in the past.

What you'll learn:

* What it really means to do user-centered design

* How to start with empathy instead of solutions

* How to define a nuanced problem and point of view for your design

* How to ideate and brainstorm like a madperson

* How to prototype like a wizard (No drawing or building skills required!)

* How to test your prototype and rinse+repeat

This agenda is jam-packed and we can't wait to run you through the activities! Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone, innovate and have fun? Come with an open mind and lots of energy.

(Note: Please don't be late. The activities build upon each other and if you miss the start, you can't catch up.)

How can you prepare? If you feel so inspired, dig through your home or office to find prototyping materials for which you are NOT emotionally or financially attached (you won't get them back). Rapid prototyping materials can be anything from LEGOs to sticky notes, Playdough to dixie cups, styrofoam squares to Weeble Wobbles and everything in-between. We will have plenty of prototyping supplies on hand so don't stress if you can't bring something.

Crash Course Agenda

6:45 - Network and Partner Selection

7:00 - Introductions and Warm-up

7:10 - Design Thinking & Crash Course Introduction

7:20 - Crash Course (hands-on immersion in design thinking methods)

8:35 - Crash Course Debrief and Cleanup

8:55 - Announcements

9:00 - Close

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  • Erica

    Unfortunately, I was unable to make this session, but will be attending the series. Anyone able to share the course/session notes? It would be greatly appreciated!

    June 25, 2014

  • Andy N.

    Enjoyed the experiential learning & light hearted atmosphere. Great event.

    June 24, 2014

  • Betsy S.

    Thank you for the quick overview and workshop on DT process. I look forward to talking to more people in future meet ups!

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Cindy

    Nice event and effectively ran. Through intensive time-boxed activities, I was able to fully experience the concept.

    June 24, 2014

  • Geronimo Carlo Ramos I.

    Great! Met like minded individuals and had an amazing time design thinking

    June 24, 2014

  • Danny

    Great fun, educational, fast-paced and expertly led. Enjoyed myself yet again...and for only $5. Can't beat that.

    June 23, 2014

  • Nik B.

    I'm in the lobby but there's no one to buzz us up to Trove. Can someone let me know what floor it is and how to get up please?

    June 23, 2014

  • Prajakta

    Many of us waiting in the lobby at 1133 for someone to sign us in

    June 23, 2014

  • Kenneth W.

    OK me too

    June 23, 2014

  • Geronimo Carlo Ramos I.

    Missed the open spot this morning. Going to show up anyway just in case, really really don't want to miss this

    June 23, 2014

  • Kenneth W.

    I did RSVP last week; but I didn't get a notification

    June 23, 2014

  • Cindy

    I got an email saying there's a spot opened for me and I RSVP it but then I don't think it went thru. Is there a problem again with reservation on this site?

    June 22, 2014

    • Justin Frederick S.

      Sure would be sweet if they'd add another 5 spots (hint, hint :D)

      1 · June 22, 2014

    • Cindy

      Well, I am in. Is there parking there or better take the metro?

      June 23, 2014

  • brian m.

    In the same boat, Prajakta, and kicking myself for taking too long to RSVP. :-)

    June 21, 2014

  • Prajakta

    Any chance of a spot opening up?

    June 20, 2014

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