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Design Thinking Workshop

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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Important Note about Online Classes: Registered students will be notified 48 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom webinar and Slack messaging apps. Registration for this class will close 48 hours prior to class start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.



Design Thinking is an approach organizations use to better understand the needs of people in order to create the most innovative and intuitive products. This creative problem-solving approach stresses the importance of empathy, focuses on the experiences of end users, and integrates an iterative process as part of the final product. Great design doesn’t happen within the four walls of a studio or office. It happens in collaboration with people and in deep consideration of their complex needs.


This introductory workshop will cover the basics of Design Thinking by walking through the overall framework, covering integral case studies, and diving into exercises that can be immediately applied to your projects. It will explore how Design Thinking can potentially help develop innovative solutions to complex challenges you face as business people, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and global citizens.


Takeaways

  • Thorough understanding of the basic framework of Design Thinking
  • Creative ways to generate innovative ideas
  • Defining and reframing problem statements
  • Empathy exercises to better understand end users and improve team dynamics

Preparation

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Design Thinking Workshop
Reviewed by Joey S. on 3/23/2019
A great overview of key Design Thinking principles. Meg Young was a great instructor, so I highly recommend her for future classes. She was experienced and well-resourced and could point us of good places to follow up on our question afterward.
Design Thinking Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/30/2018
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