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Intro to Design Thinking Workshop

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Price: $30.00 /per person
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Hands-on Innovation Challenge

Are you new to Human-Centered Design (HCD) or looking for a great project to exercise your creative thinking skills? Join us for an Intro to Design Thinking workshop and you’ll have a blast hanging out with our fabulous community too!

Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, technology, and business to solve complex problems and, often, do what hasn’t been done before.

We’ll explore the challenges and possibilities of co-creating with a group of peers using one of the DC Council issues as inspiration, biker and pedestrian safety in the DC area, for a 1-day design thinking experience. You'll learn the basic process in a supportive learning environment as you rethink the way we approach biker and pedestrian safety in the DC area.

Date & Time: Saturday Dec 8, 10am-3pm
Location: Enterprise Knowledge
Cost: $30 – Lunch and workshop materials included

This workshop is limited to 35 participants

Lead Facilitators

Ana Bello
Ana Bello is a technology professional with a background in Innovation Management and Human-Centered Design. She recently participated in the Summer of Design program conducted by Design Thinking DC in partnership with the George Washington University. She thrives at the intersection of business, technology, and humanity. She currently works at Capital One crafting end user experiences.

Claire Brawdy
Claire is an expert in Knowledge Management, and leverages the best user-centered approaches, including Agile and Design Thinking, in order to engage the end user in KM strategy, design, and implementation processes. She is an adept facilitator, visual thinker, and product owner, focused on collaborating with stakeholders to achieve real solutions. In both her role as a KM Consultant, as well as in her facilitation and training, Claire leverages Design Thinking as a tool for creating, executing, and sustaining knowledge management efforts, while increasing stakeholder buy-in and ownership.

Hushmath Alam
Hushmath has multi-faceted experience leading design thinking trainings at Capital One -- from managing a 3-day deep dive class and co-developing smaller in person and online experiences, to regularly facilitating live workshops. She also uses human centered design methods to develop resources for design associates.

Erin Gordon
Erin is a seasoned strategy consultant, facilitator and visual practitioner – at the intersection of art and business is where she finds her sweet spot. Erin combines her diverse experience with visual methods and human-centered practice to facilitate crucial conversations and craft innovative solutions with lasting impact.