Make It Work: Teaching and Applying Design Thinking In Constrained Circumstances

Price: $10.00 /per person
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In a perfect world, the design thinking process happens with well-prepared participants, plenty of time for research and analysis, and endless supplies of Post-Its. Unfortunately, that's not always how it works. How, then, can practitioners apply this approach - and teach others to do the same - when time is short, money is absent, and safety's a very real issue?

At this event, Hillary Eason and Arielle Berghammer-Ziegler of Chemonics International will provide participants with the opportunity to dive deep into this topic. Attendees will learn about strategies and good practices when adapting trainings and research to different cultural contexts, including low-resource areas and conflict zones. Through interactive and hands-on exercises, they'll also have the opportunity to identify key questions to ask and to practice designing activities within a variety of constraints. While this event will look at design thinking in an international context, it will also be of interest to anyone who's ever had to design in less-than-ideal circumstances.


6:30 - 6:45pm Networking
6:45 - 6:55pm Intros and Warmup
6:55 - 7:10pm Case Study - Afghanistan WIG project
7:10 - 8:25pm Scenario Role Play Activity (Prep Work, Research & Buy-In)
8:25 - 8:45pm Share-out and Discussion

Sign up quickly as we only have space for 40 people.