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What's Design Thinking To You?


Join us for a Design Thinking workshop with the goal of identifying or calcifying what Design Thinking means to you.

Please Note

While this workshop is free to attend, the event space rental was paid for by Adam out of pocket, so we would greatly appreciate a $5-OBO donation at the door. Cash is cool but Adam also has the digital payment apps Venmo (@Adam-Zeiner) and Cash ($AdamZeiner).

About the Workshop

Design Thinking as an approach to problem-solving has become common practice in the business and social space. While Design Thinking as a strategy has become more prevalent, the use of ‘Design Thinking’ as an ambiguous, catch-all term has also become more prevalent leading to it’s meaning becoming increasingly varied depending on the context. The focus of this workshop is on you. This workshop is about discerning what Design Thinking means to you, members of the Austin Design community.

We’ll be following an amended version of the standard Stanford Design Thinking workshop format, so that we can use Design Thinking to create our own definitions of what Design Thinking is and what we believe it can or should be.

We’ll be Design Thinking, Design Thinking.

Design Thinking.


Adam Zeiner

Adam is a systems-oriented Product and Service Designer with the conviction that Design is not just about artifacts, it's about systems thinking. He's a UX Design Consultant at projekt202, and will be joining MU/DAI's Austin studio in April as their first Experience Designer. Along with full-time design work he collaborates with varied teams of engineers, developers, fabricators, fellow designers, animators, traditional and new media artists as a member of vurv interactive media collective, acts as the Design Partner at WholeSplit, and helps organize events for fresh2design.

Jannis Hegenwald

Jannis is an experience strategist at projekt202 in Austin, TX, where he works on problems at the intersection of business, design, and technology innovation. He's interested in all things behavior, strategy, and design. When he's not working you can usually find him taking photos, cycling, or reading at a coffee shop.

Mae Reed

Mae creates beautiful, usable products from conceptual ideation to iteration and all the in-betweens. Currently, she is an Interaction Designer at Rackspace where she is working to unify the design language across multiple teams, products and platforms. When she's not at work she is organizing events for fresh2design and teaches coding courses with GDI Austin (Girl Develop It).

Dan Shipley

Dan helps people learn faster. As a Product Design Lead and Strategist with Jackrabbit Mobile, he is passionate about storytelling and bringing visionary ideas to life. He also manages research, mentors young designers, and runs Design Thinking workshops. His superpower is learning optimization, and he especially enjoys co-creation, user research, and strategy development. He is currently geeking out about the effects of psychological flow and emotional triggers on education.

908 E 5th St #106, Austin, Texas 78702 · Austin, TX
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