Intro to Design Thinking: Experience Human-Centered Design in Action
Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines—come give it a try! This is a hands-on, experimental session that will be a fun and engaging experience with design thinking tools. You’ll learn some of the core values of design thinking, including how human-centered design, empathy for the people you are designing for, and feedback from users are fundamental to good design. You'll learn that experimentation and prototyping are not simply a way to validate your idea, but an integral part of your innovation process. Discover how to build with a bias towards doing and making over thinking and meeting. You will learn the value of showing instead of telling—creating experiences, using illustrative visuals, and telling good stories to communicate your vision in a meaningful way. Attendees also will experience the franctic pace of a full design cycle exercise—we challenge participants to go through as many cycles as possible, because iterating solutions many times within a project is key to successful outcomes. Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get creative!