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Designing for Change: Aiming for sustainable communities
February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
This course will help you:
- Connect and engage with your audience
- Solve problems creatively and face new challenges
- Be more efficient with your resources
- Create value for yourself and others
This workshop series is based on design thinking methodology, a tool used to build meaningful products. You will learn to use the key elements of design thinking to solve everyday obstacles and opportunities, using real-life scenarios. You will identify challenges that are interesting to you and, through the practice of empathy, learn how to interview potential users to understand their needs. You will then create potential solutions through rapid prototyping, which is an iterative approach used in developing human-centered products and services. You will then have the opportunity to test your concept and collect real feedback from your target audience.
Who Should Take This Course:
This course is for individuals and teams that want to innovate and foster creativity to address challenges that impact others. If you are new to design thinking, you will learn how to empathize with strangers, synthesize large amounts of data and develop new insights. If you have some experience with design thinking, you will be able to master the art of divergent and convergent thinking to decode complex challenges and unravel untapped opportunities.
Feb 23 Empathy + Define | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Mar 9 Ideation | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Mar 23 Prototype + Test | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Mar 28 Demo day | TBD
*** Participants are expected to attend all 4 sessions.
This workshop is hosted in partnership with MECO.WORKS
Megan is an entrepreneur and strategist with a passion for building communities around concepts and ideas that will change the world. Her background in organizational growth and startup strategy provides strong insights regarding business strategy and user-centric approaches to common practices. She is well-known for her entrepreneurial mindset and passion for community-building, with a focus on implementing innovative practices and strategies in local ecosystems.