Open Source Thinking Tools and Digital Product Design

1. An understanding of the process from idea to product
2. How to use creative thinking tools at different stages in the process
3. What the iterative design studio process is and how to use it
Key concepts in how creativity works within a product development / project management process
Introduction of key Open Source thinking tools
How to use specific tools to deliberately generate solutions
The relationship between requirements and solutions as an iterative relationship
What is an 'Iterative Design Studio'

About the speaker:

With experience spanning agency, Government, and client side, Mike is a Creative Producer with 10 years experience. He is currently the Executive Producer at Digital Agency Autumn:01, a Certified Thinking Instructor with the School of Thinking, and Startup investor with House of Organic. Mike has also recently led a discussion at Sydney Product Camp.

Mike is a lively presenter, and loves a good Venn diagram.

Twitter: @metamikebiggs

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  • Mike B.

    Thanks again to everyone for being a great group, and as promised (but a little late) here are some great resources I recommend you either subscribe to, or read.

    My presentation from the night, please share, and like on Slideshare. Feel free to download it also.

    Daily thinking lessons: < signup box is on the right, on the homepage.

    The full course in PDF:

    This is another great book which incorporates key ideas from the daily training, along with the power of MEMEs.


    November 26, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Very creative and iterative! Thanks heaps!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Caroline for organising this event and Mike for running and sharing. Was awesome! Wanna more! :D

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Thanks to everyone who attended. You were a great group to workshop with! Preso materials to follow tomorrow.

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Trevor L.

    A fun workshop with some great people and an engaging presenter - Thanx!

    2 · November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to have an interactive session!

    3 · November 21, 2013

  • Easy

    Sorry folks, trains stopped running for about an hour so couldn't make it :(

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have ordered pizza! Be early to get it nice and hot!

    November 21, 2013

  • Ernie K.

    I have lost contact with Bernard Yen who is a member of your organization and would like to locate him. How can I make that happen ?

    Also I am in Brisbane so does the group meet there?

    November 13, 2013

  • tanvir

    I would try to attend but 6 pm is a bit early as I do not work in the city

    November 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We won't start the workshop till 6:30 if that helps

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ahhh, bummed I can not make this one. (Child commitment that evening.) I look forward to reading the reviews and hearing about it. Enjoy everyone - it looks to be good!

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Looking forward to presenting to this group!

    November 6, 2013

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