Design Thinking stresses the importance of cultivating empathy for end users, interpreting and framing problems they experience, creative solution generation, and continuous prototyping and testing. Embedded within Design Thinking is the assumption that we must think "outside ourselves." Great design doesn’t happen within the four walls of a studio or ofﬁce. It happens in the real world.
In increasingly complex times, innovation and collaboration skills are becoming vital to businesses, and both principles are essential in Design Thinking. This hands-on workshop will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in this space. This session will explore how human-centered design can help develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges we face as businesspeople, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs, and global citizens.
Please note this is an introductory workshop.
Learn tools and techniques to adopt both divergent and convergent mindsets in your problem-solving process to help you 'think outside the box' before diving into a solution
Apply collaborative and inclusive design practices to empower teams, cultivate empathy and build the right solutions that are desirable, viable and feasible
Nirish Shakya is a human-centred design leader, design educator and design thinking coach. He's currently the Principal UX Designer at Red Badger in London and a UX Instructor at General Assembly. Before then, he led the design of service experiences and design transformation at NOW TV. He also coaches individuals and teams on design thinking and helps organisations embed more customer-centric practices in the way they build products and services.
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This workshop is not approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools at the Illinois Board of Higher Education and participation in this workshop/event will not be counted towards an approved IBHE program/course of instruction.