Next Meetup

Design Thinking & Cognitive Biases
We ended our February meetup with a brief conversation about cognitive biases and we'd like to continue that thread in March. We're going to dive a bit deeper into what cognitive biases are, explore a small selection of them, and consider ways that we can leverage Design Thinking to help us counter and/or leverage the effect that biases have on us. It's not important to have attended any prior Design Thinking meetup to participate this month and we look forward to seeing a lot of new and familiar faces! THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS The generous support from our sponsors helps keep this Meetup free to the community and supports spreading design thinking across all Seattle industries. Delta Dental of Washington ( Delta Dental of Washington pioneered the dental benefits industry in 1954 and haven’t stopped innovating since! Catalyz LLC ( Catalyz is a transformation design firm that helps organizations bring a human-centered approach to transformation and change. We partner with organizations to develop the cultural infrastructure needed for their business transformations to succeed AND THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTING MEMBERS! If you find this meetup valuable, please consider supporting with a suggested donation of $10. Your donations help to keep this meetup free and accessible to anyone who wants to participate. Schedule • 6:00-6:30 Community Building/networking over drinks and snacks • 6:30-6:45 Workshop kickoff • 6:45-8:00 Empathy Extravaganza workshop • 8:00-8:10 Retrospective • 8:10-8:30 More networking and mingling Directions: Delta Dental of Washington 400 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 800 Seattle, WA 98109 Parking Garage: The parking garage is accessed via an alley on the east side of the building using Republican or Harrison Streets. You will take the parking garage elevators to the main floor and will then head to the lobby elevators (noted as “lobby” in the map below). Unfortunately, we are unable to validate parking. Elevators: A DDWA employee will greet at the elevator lobby and assist you with the Smart Elevators to the 8th floor.

Delta Dental of Washington

400 Fairview Ave · Seattle, WA


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Design Thinking Seattle aims to bring people together from a wide variety of industries, backgrounds and roles to collaborate and discuss practices, methodologies, tactics and experiences to help us collectively bring innovative ideas to the world.

Our vision is to build a community of innovators, design thinkers, and creative catalysts who are passionate about design thinking and bringing creative confidence to their teams and industries. We believe that by sharing ideas, methods, and stories with each other, we are all better equipped to lead a creative revolution for ourselves, our colleagues and our industries. Who should attend? Anyone who is currently trying to build an innovation culture in their organization, anyone who is curious about design thinking and creativity, and design thinkers who are already practicing but want to connect to the greater Seattle innovation community. What will I get out of it? A network of fellow creatives and catalysts, new ideas for your own practice, and case studies and tips for how to bring innovation tools and mindsets back to your organization.

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