Design Thinking Workshop
26

Monday, 26 February

6:30 9:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
$75 USD
Regular Ticket
$75 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Design Thinking Workshop

Philip Ahn Photo


Business Analyst, JBS International

26

Monday, 26 February

6:30 9:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
$75 USD
Regular Ticket
$75 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.

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

Prereqs & Preparation

This workshop is designed for anyone that wants to learn a new problem solving method.

What to bring to class: Bring an open mind and be ready to have fun! A laptop is not necessary, but you are welcome to bring one.

About the Instructor

Philip Ahn Photo

Business Analyst,
JBS International

Philip has an extensive background in project management, facilitation, and adult learning. He is currently a Business Analyst at JBS International. His work focuses primarily on operations and management and works with the Web Solutions team to plan, design, and manage client projects. He utilizes design thinking principles to make data-driven decisions for client satisfaction and team efficiency.

Philip’s career started in education in South Korea. He spent several years focusing on instruction, coaching, and education technology before attending graduate school for Education Policy and Management. The last few years were focused on process management and program development. He moved towards tech at General Assembly, where he managed part-time courses as an Instructor Manager. He was able to implement systems that optimized both the teaching and learning experience by utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data.

In his free time, he enjoys over-analyzing TV shows, finding the perfect pizza dough recipe, and eating all types of food.

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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