• Design Dialogue: Develop strategic design using design thinking

    Design Thinkers, Continuing to our Design Dialogue series, this month we will explore Strategic Design. According to Moura Quayle urban-systems designer and a strategic-design scholar says: “Strategic design drives our thinking toward transformation, action, and change, to designing something better.” The design applies just not to products and services, it applies to leadership and management as well. The strategic design gives a unique perspective to use design thinking more usable by making it actionable through a simple step-by-step guide to help you solve complex problems in your own area of expertise Curious about Strategic Design join us in this Design dialogue series. Who could find it valuable?: -Product Managers -UX Designers/Leads/Strategists -Technical Leads -Entrepreneurs -Developers/Testers -------------------- Logistics: Room: Chevron Parking: Street Parking: Free after 6:00 PM (check designated areas). Public Parking lot: $3 after 3:00 PM, Clay St.- Fannin St. Lot Building Access: After 6:00 PM, press the intercom & mention Station Houston to get access. ------------------------------------- Contact Us: Write to us: [masked] Join us on our Slack channel: https://dt-i.slack.com (https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInno... (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/) www.dt-i.org

  • Design Dialogue: Using Decision Intelligence into the Design process

    Design Thinkers, As the process of finding innovative solutions to complex problems is forcing us to move towards exploring newer technologies (IOT, machine learning, AI...etc), generating and utilizing data is used in a way that was never done before. Design Thinking process helps guide teams and organizations to explore and prioritize human-centered solutions using various tools and techniques. One of the newer concepts 'Decision Intelligence' has a huge potential in designing such solutions. Bringing together the best of applied data science, social science, and managerial science, Decision Intelligence helps streamline the design process. Let's explore more on what Decision Intelligence is and how it could be used as a valuable tool in this Design dialogue series. Who could find it valuable?: -Product Managers -UX Designers/Leads/Strategists -Technical Leads -Entrepreneurs -Developers/Testers -------------------- Logistics: Room: Chevron Parking: Street Parking: Free after 6:00 PM (check designated areas). Public Parking lot: $3 after 3:00 PM, Clay St.- Fannin St. Lot Building Access: After 6:00 PM, press the intercom & mention Station Houston to get access. ------------------------------------- Contact Us: Write to us: [masked] Join us on our Slack channel: https://dt-i.slack.com (https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInno... (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/) www.dt-i.org

  • Design Dialogue: Using design thinking to build organizational culture

    Design Thinkers, As a mindset, Design Thinking is about being open-minded and curious. It’s about building empathy and setting aside any assumptions that we might have about the people for whom we are designing. It’s about being comfortable generating and iteratively working through various possible solutions, knowing some won’t work, but trusting that some will. How do we enable employees to embrace and adopt new ways of working that support a culture of innovation and generate value? Let's discuss some of the aspects of organizational design in this design dialogue and how design thinking could bring value: 1. Performance Management 2. Organizational Structure 3. Leadership Style 4. Information Flow and Knowledge Sharing 5. Decision-Making .... .... Who could find it valuable?: -Product Managers -UX Designers/Leads/Strategists -Technical Leads -Entrepreneurs -Developers/Testers -------------------- Logistics: Room: Chevron Parking: Street Parking: Free after 6:00 PM (check designated areas). Public Parking lot: $3 after 3:00 PM, Clay St.- Fannin St. Lot Building Access: After 6:00 PM, press the intercom & mention Station Houston to get access. ------------------------------------- Contact Us: Write to us: [masked] Join us on our Slack channel: https://dt-i.slack.com (https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInno... (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/) www.dt-i.org

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  • Design Thinking in Action - Live Projects

    The Cannon Houston - Post Oak Location

    Design Thinkers, This is our time to catch up and work on ongoing Design thinking projects. Join in if you want to learn the implementation aspects of the user-centered design in the real world scenarios. Agenda -A brief on existing projects -Need Analysis -Further research planning -Project documentation Project details: The details on existing projects could be found on the following: -Slack [dt-i.slack.com] using the link: https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl -Project Github: https://github.com/DT-I/Projects/issues Join us on our social network: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dti_org/ Medium: https://bit.ly/2VzLcJt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dt-i-org Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTI_Org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/ Logistics -Parking is available at the back of the building. -Please enter from the main entrance after 6:00 PM so that security could see you to let you in.

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  • Hands-on Workshop: Blending Data with Design Thinking

    Design Thinkers, We got feedback from the attendees that they want to implement the concepts discussed in our Design dialogue session "Blending Data with Design Thinking". So in this follow-up session, let's get together practice some of the tools and techniques. Details to follow... Who could find it valuable?: -Product Managers -UX Designers/Leads/Strategists -Technical Leads -Entrepreneurs -Developers/Testers -------------------- Logistics: Room: Chevron Parking: Street parking: Free after 6:00 PM (check designated areas). Public Parking lot: $3 after 3:00 PM, Clay St.- Fannin St. Lot Building Access: After 6:00 PM, press the intercom & mention Station Houston to get access. ------------------------------------- Contact Us: Write to us: [masked] Join us on our Slack channel: https://dt-i.slack.com (https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInno... (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/) www.dt-i.org

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  • Design Thinking in Action - Live Projects

    The Cannon Houston - Post Oak Location

    Design Thinkers, This is our time to catch up and work on ongoing Design thinking projects. Join in if you want to learn the implementation aspects of the user-centered design in the real world scenarios. Agenda -A brief on existing projects -Need Analysis -Further research planning -Project documentation Project details: The details on existing projects could be found on the following: -Slack [dt-i.slack.com] using the link: https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl -Project Github: https://github.com/DT-I/Projects/issues Join us on our social network: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dti_org/ Medium: https://bit.ly/2VzLcJt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dt-i-org Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTI_Org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/ Logistics -Parking is available at the back of the building. -Please enter from the main entrance after 6:00 PM so that security could see you to let you in.

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  • Design Dialogue: Blending Data with Design Thinking

    Station Houston

    Design Thinkers, It's time for our next Design Dialogue. In this session, our focus would be on data and its importance in the design process. Design thinking when combined with decision science results in an infusion of empathy with engineering. This not only ensures a practical and creative resolution of problems but puts the customer at the center of applications and at the starting point to develop new products and solutions. Analytics could be used in various phases of design thinking, for example: -Primary research / Field research: Involves the collection of data that does not already exist, eg: Designing and interpreting questionnaires. -Secondary research / Desk research: the collation and/or synthesis of existing research, eg: research subjects or experiments. -Prototyping: measuring and tweaking the usability and performance of a prototype. Join us in this dialogue to discuss how blending analytics into design thinking is vital in creating a vital human-centered design process! Who could find it valuable?: -Product Managers -UX Designers/Leads/Strategists -Technical Leads -Entrepreneurs -Developers/Testers -------------------- Logistics: Room: Chevron Parking: Street parking: Free after 6:00 PM (check designated areas). Public Parking lot: $3 after 3:00 PM, Clay St.- Fannin St. Lot Building Access: After 6:00 PM, press the intercom & mention Station Houston to get access. ------------------------------------- Contact Us: Write to us: [masked] Join us on our Slack channel: https://dt-i.slack.com (https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInno... (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/) www.dt-i.org

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  • Design Thinking in Action - Live Projects

    The Cannon Houston - Post Oak Location

    Design Thinkers, This is our time to catch up and work on ongoing Design thinking projects. Join in if you want to learn the implementation aspects of the user-centered design in the real world scenarios. Agenda -A brief on existing projects -Need Analysis -Further research planning -Project documentation Project details: The details on existing projects could be found on the following: -Slack [dt-i.slack.com] using the link: https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl -Project Github: https://github.com/DT-I/Projects/issues Join us on our social network: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dti_org/ Medium: https://bit.ly/2VzLcJt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dt-i-org Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTI_Org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/ Logistics -Parking is available at the back of the building. -Please enter from the main entrance after 6:00 PM so that security could see you to let you in.

  • Learnings from Design Thinking Conference 2019

    Station Houston

    Hi Design Thinkers, We were at the Design Thinking conference 2019 at Austin this week. It was awesome to learn companies giving high importance to human-centered design to build the strategies to transform businesses rather just focusing on tactical innovation. There were loads of learnings during the event. We wanted to share some of the case studies with you all. Please join us in this presentation to hear what leaders are talking about designing services, products, and processes to change the way we innovate and provide meaningful human-centric solutions. *PS-We have some goodies from the conference. First-come, first-serve! -DT&I Team -------------------------------------- Logistics: Room: Chevron Parking: Street parking: Free after 6:00 PM (check designated areas). Building Access: Press the intercom & mention Station Houston to get access. ------------------------------------- Contact Us: Write to us: [masked] Join us on our Slack channel: https://dt-i.slack.com (https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInno... (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/) www.dt-i.org

  • Design Thinking Projects

    The Cannon Houston - Post Oak Location

    Design Thinkers, This is our time to catch up and work on ongoing Design thinking projects. Join in if you want to learn the implementation aspects of the user-centered design in the real world scenarios. Agenda -A brief on existing projects -Need Analysis -Further research planning -Project documentation Event Sync-up All the conversation related to the progress of this event would be on the complete-communities public channel/GitHub project list. -Slack [dt-i.slack.com] using the link: https://bit.ly/2LvB7tl -Project Github: https://github.com/DT-I/Projects/issues More details on the proceedings, pictures, and conversations of the Design For Houston event are available here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dti_org/ Medium: https://bit.ly/2VzLcJt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dt-i-org Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTI_Org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingInnovation/

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