Design Thinking Workshop
30

Wednesday, 30 December

8 11 pm EST

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$99 USD
Regular Ticket
$99 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Design Thinking Workshop | December 30

Eddie Shieh Photo


Founder, Stance Coaching

30

Wednesday, 30 December

8 11 pm EST

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$99 USD
Regular Ticket
$99 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

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 help develop innovative solutions to complex challenges you face as business people, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and global citizens.

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.


Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.


Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

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.

About the Instructor

Eddie Shieh Photo

Founder,
Stance Coaching

Eddie Shieh currently owns Stance Coaching, a business that uses a Design Thinking-influenced approach to help minorities in tech redesign their lives around authenticity and purpose.

Previously, he was a Design Coach, facilitator and trainer at DesignMap, a design consultancy committed to improving the workplace through enterprise UX, where prior he was a Senior UX Designer working with clients like HP, ebay, TriNet and NetApp. Before that Eddie was a UX Designer at Samsung’s UX Innovation Lab, after which he was a design team of one at a tiny stealth startup.

Eddie has led several workshops with business leaders and designers from companies like Schwab, Wells Fargo, ebay and Asana to help create and strengthen design-led collaborations within their teams and organizations. He believes that “Culture eats process for breakfast.” (Drucker) and the most important factor in the success or failure of Design Thinking at work and in life is one’s appetite and curiosity for the unknown.

Eddie has an MFA in Computer Arts from the Academy of Art and a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland where he studied drawing, sculpture and printmaking and studied abroad in the Galapagos Islands. He loves to nerd out on deep life stuff, play board games, cook with his InstantPot and hike with his wife Nicole and their dog Momo.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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