This workshop guides you through the Design Thinking process in 90 minutes so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges that could help you with your business, create a new product or service and develop new skills.
Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about starting with people — the users. Developed by IDEO, who have been using similar methods to envision new products, services, spaces, and experiences that bring them to life Design Thinking has been used by companies such as Google Venturesand Stanford University's D-School.
We created this Design Thinking sprint specifically for those that need to stop planning and researching and start taking action, and we’re looking forward to seeing how you might create impact by seeing your work through a fresh perspective: the design thinking lens!
Theme: Putting Staten On the Map Design Challenge: How might we improve the experience for someone visiting Staten Island?
This workshop covers the steps of design thinking through five phases: EMPATHIZE: Work to fully understand the experience of the user for whom you are designing. Do this through observation, interaction, and immersing yourself in their experiences. DEFINE: Process and synthesize the findings from your empathy work in order to form a user point of view that you will address with your design. IDEATE: Explore a wide variety of possible solutions through generating a large quantity of diverse possible solutions, allowing you to step beyond the obvious and explore a range of ideas. PROTOTYPE: Transform your ideas into a physical form so that you can experience and interact with them and, in the process, learn and develop more empathy. TEST: Try out high-resolution products and use observations and feedback to refine prototypes, learn more about the user, and refine your original point of view.
Future workshops will be more in depth in how to get started by framing a challenge for yourself, and how you can eventually scale your idea to create more impact. "We moved from thinking of ourselves as designers to thinking of ourselves as design thinkers. We have a methodology that enables us to come up with a solution that nobody has before." — David Kelley Ideo
• Limited seats available. This workshop will be limited to 14 participants and put into teams of 2. • Extra bonus....Free Stereotype T-Shirt • Coffee
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 7:30 PMto9:00 PM @ Techbox 75 Clinton Street Staten Island, NY
Learning is not done to you. Learning is something you choose to do. -Seth Godin