Impact Mapping

  • August 28, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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It’s time for the August edition of the Seattle Design Thinking & Innovation Meetup! This month we are going to be working on introducing Impact Mapping, a framework that helps visualize and scaffold the people, actions, and interventions necessary to achieve an audacious goal.  Whether you are trying to spread design thinking and creativity in your own organization, grow your business, or build a social justice moment, impact mapping offers a human centered framework to map out your strategy.  

We’ll be leading the group through a hands on workshop that will consist of some facilitated group exercises & activities followed by an opportunity for the entire group to share and discuss our work and things we’ve learned. As always, we’ll provide an initial networking activity to get things started and we’ll close things out with a brief retrospective followed by more mingling and snacking. Be prepared to do some cool work and have a good time. We’d love to see you so come out. 

An Impact Map is a visualization of scope & underlying assumptions 

It is collaboratively created during a discussion by answering the following four questions: 

• Why?

• Who?

• How?

• What?

And yes, snacks and drinks will be provided.  

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  • Sarah W.

    Would anyone like to go to the Design Festival

    1 · September 3

    • Sarah W.

      The Design Festival has so many great events coming up. I am excited to catch a few and hope to run into some of you too.

      September 5

    • Sarah W.

      Zach, you’ll have to let us know how the workshops go tomorrow. I'm going to Pecha Kucha on Sunday (thanks for the heads up Michael) and to Susan Szenasy on Monday at 7:30 at Cornish. I'll also be at Art Walk tonight in Occidental Square. Anyone else going to these events?

      September 5

  • Saher

    Thanks for posting! I've put myself on the waitlist for the Behavior Change by Design. Looks like a bunch of interesting stuff! Also really enjoyed the Meetup event :)

    September 3

  • Paul

    Good session...enjoyed impact mapping concept and meeting everyone!

    1 · August 29

  • Gabriel J.

    Thanks again, guys... it was a great night.

    1 · August 29

  • Kuoyong H.

    Good to learn new method of brainstorming and problem solving

    1 · August 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pretty stellar

    1 · August 29

  • Phoenix

    Loves this meet up!

    2 · August 29

  • Phoenix

    Loves this meet up!

    August 29

  • Sarah B.

    Hi all- In the spirit of tonight's brainstorming, I created a hashtag for design thinking collaboration in Seattle. #dtchatseattle Use it on your social media accounts to post resources, questions, ideas, successes, failures, etc.! Thanks to Team Ryan Lewis for the inspiration.

    3 · August 28

    • Jim L.

      Excellent idea! Thanks, Sarah!

      August 28

  • Laura E.

    I think I'm on the wait list, but it's hard to tell.

    August 28

  • Ben

    Hi fellow Innovators- we are going to try something new during our "Community Building" time from 6-6:30 this week- we'd like to have a table setup with the artifacts and activities from the past Meetups so that new members can learn and ask questions about what's happened in our initial sessions. I am looking for volunteers who have been at all or most of the first 3 Meetup sessions who would be willing to be "tour guides". Respond here if you're interested- thanks!

    2 · August 26

    • Matt M.

      Can do, see ya then!

      August 28

    • Trout M.

      I can't be there early - so someone else might need to take my slot. Thanks :)

      August 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is impact mapping? It would help to know this so I can decide if this is a relevant topic for me. Thanks!

    August 23

    • Zachary S.

      I updated the description with a bit more information and a link to even more.

      1 · August 23

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