What we're about

Design And… is a community of explorers interested in discovering how design practices, principles, and mindsets are changing fields that historically have not been design-led. Interested in the untapped potential of design as applied to HR, supply chain operations, marketing, non-profit social enterprises, and government? Come join the discussion. Learn about bright spots, unexpected breakthroughs, and successes from the industry practitioners who are leading the journey. Find out what challenges we all face in leveraging design practices and how we've overcome them.

How is design transforming your industry?

Design And… is about:
• My field and my peers
• Design thinking and real-world application
• Creative, technical, and business
• My professional skills and transforming organizations

Call for speakers!
Don’t feel like an expert in the Design space but have something to share? No problem -- you don't need to be a design expert to present here. As a community we will discuss how your work uses design practices and principles. Here are some things you might consider touching on for your presentation:
· Creating great, human experiences
· Process of iteration
· Testing
· Generating ideas/solutions before you launch the thing
· Small investments to learn more
· Learning your way forward
· Creating empathy
· Eliciting collaborative, creative problem solving
Still not sure? Contact us and we'll chat through it together.

Sponsored by Navicet -- learn more about us at www.Navicet.com

Design thinking is a creative problem-solving strategy that is rooted in empathy. Working towards a goal using design thinking activates the hidden potential of diverse teams and invites the best of what each participant has to offer. Design thinking has the potential to transform departments, organizations, and entire industries. In fact, companies who have integrated design thinking throughout their organizations perform 200% better than their counterparts on the S&P 500.
http://www.dmi.org/?page=2015DVIandOTW "Design Thinking... What is that?" https://www.fastcompany.com/919258/design-thinking-what The Stanford University Institute of Design (d.school's) perspective on Design Thinking and innovation https://dschool.stanford.edu/about/

Upcoming events (1)

Designing for Tech Careers After Incarceration

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Join us for a virtual panel discussion of the intersection of design thinking and creating pathways to tech careers after incarceration. The panelists include Dirk van Velzen Founder and CEO of The Prison Scholar Fund, Brad Roberts Co-Founder of Wikwik, Dawn Shepard (Whitson) Co-Director of System Advocate Peer Navigation Workforce with The King County Regional Homelessness Authority, Saidutt Nimmagadda Software Engineer at Microsoft, and Brent Orrell Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute.


12:00 - 12:10 PM: Welcome from Lauren, Partner at Navicet
12:10 - 12:45 PM: Panel Discussion
12:45 – 12:55 PM: Open Q&A
12:55 - 1:00 PM: Thank you and closing remarks


Please RSVP to this event as (virtual) space will be limited. If you can no longer make the event please update your RSVP status so that someone else can attend in your place.

Thanks to our sponsor Navicet www.navicet.com

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Crafts + Cabernet Virtual Happy Hour

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