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Kick-off Meeting & Workshop!

  • May 29, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Substantial

Details for tonight

6PM Informal Networking and "Design a Name Tag" activity

6:30PM Kick-off, Introductions and visions for this Meetup

6:35PM Introduction to Nordstrom Innovation Program

6:45PM "Redesign the Meetup" design challenge

8PM Networking



Come join us on May 29th as we kick off a radical experiment in uniting the Seattle innovation community. We’ll open with a few case studies of how Nordstrom has grown an internal network of design thinkers, and how they are applying these methods to real business problems. We will then dive into an experiential design challenge to “Reimagine the Meetup Experience” and develop some human centered Meetup experiences to prototype at future meetings. We’ll close with some informal networking and time to connect with the community.



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  • Dan L.

    Unfortunately, I was only able to come for the first 30 minutes or so, but what I saw was great. Reaching out for folks potentially interested in applying design principles to the law - i.e. legal design. It probably sounds like a contradiction in terms but it's actually a huge opportunity for social innovation, entrepreneurship, and social justice. Let me know if you'd be interested in connecting.

    2 · May 30, 2014

    • Jen B.

      Hey Dan, I'd love to chat more. Let's definitely chat more.

      1 · May 31, 2014

    • Dan L.

      Jen - I'd love to connect. Shoot me a note on LinkedIn or through MeetUp. Looking forward to it!

      June 1, 2014

  • Ben G.

    Also, the Nordstrom People lab is hiring for a fulltime Visual/Communication Designer- if you'd like to be a part of building culture and applying design thinking to re imagine the employee experience, check out the opportunity at http://www.nordstrompeoplelab.com/join-the-team/

    May 31, 2014

  • Ben G.

    Thanks to everyone who joined us on Thursday! It was amazing to feel the energy and see innovators and design thinkers uniting across industries and disciplines. Can't to see how this collective will drive innovation in ALL of our respective fields!

    May 31, 2014

  • Michael N.

    Thank you Substantial and Nordstrom for kicking off this innovation movement for Seattle! I met some really interesting and energetic folks yesterday and was impressed to see design thinking be applied to very diverse industries and disciplines. Yes...And where can we sign up to host/co-host a future Meetup???

    3 · May 30, 2014

  • Emi

    So sad I missed this one! Seattle traffic was horrendous today--1 hr 45 minutes to come from Redmond :(

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much for your attentiveness to the groups needs and for kicking off something beautiful. :-)

    May 29, 2014

  • Evangeline W.

    Oh no! I only just saw the notification that was off the waitlist. So sorry if I ended up filling a spot that someone else could have used.

    May 29, 2014

  • Vincent D.

    Ugh, this totally fell off the radar! I'll have to make the next one.

    May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    re Wait list rsvp,Sorry can't make it from Vashon with only 45 min. notice.

    May 29, 2014

  • Ramona

    I hope to make the next one; this looks exciting.

    May 28, 2014

  • Mariano S.

    Folks... sorry for the delay... here you go: DESIGNINSEATTLE. One month free for your team... Let's talk on Thursday!

    May 27, 2014

  • Trout M.

    Hi Mariano, I'm unfamiliar with Mural.ly but just gave it a look. What is the promo code for? Thanks!

    May 24, 2014

  • Andy F.

    Sorry to miss the kickoff, but will be at UX London. Hope to make the next one!

    May 24, 2014

  • Eric O.

    Sure - curious! - promo code?

    May 18, 2014

  • Mariano S.

    If you want to try out Mural.ly to collaborate in design thinking, reach out for a promo code. Would love to get your feedback at the event.

    May 18, 2014

  • Rebecca D.

    Wish I could join you for the kickoff, but PS SIGCHI is hosting a talk from Justin Marx that night and I've got to attend. So glad you're doing this! Looking forward to future events!

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • T.A. M.

    Bummer, I will be out of town.

    May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I'm already booked the eve of the kick-off mtg; look forward to meeting you all another time.

    May 10, 2014

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