Crank: Design Thinking Sprint
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
We all have good ideas. Every day. Lots of them.
How do we know if we're making what people really need, or just designing for ourselves?
This workshop is about creating a low stakes environment to start taking some action. It's time to break that idea, rebuild it, share it, and put it into motion in a more powerful way.
3 reasons you should come:
1. It's fun
2. Your ideas will be stronger
3. Do you need another reason?
What it is: Come join The Design Gym team for a 1.5 hour session where we'll quickly bring that idea to life that you're working on. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of how your idea could and should be shaped based on real user needs, several viable revenue models, and a clear path forward to bring it to life. You'll leave with a toolbox of creative problem solving methods you can use in your personal pursuits, whether it's starting or growing a business, managing a creative team, or just communicating new ideas more clearly.
How it will work:
7:00PM - 7:30PM intro and hellos
7:30PM - 9:00PM: Crank through the phases of design and make your ideas bulletproof!
Who this is for: Anyone with an idea brewing!
Who's Teaching: Special Guest Stars from the Design Gym Community:
Christina Lorraine Bullard is a Yale trained costume designer for theatre, dance, opera, and film, turned fashion designer, Christina is currently the Wovens Designer for Liz Claiborne New York. Additionally drawing on her background in Art History and Studio Art, Christina develops and presents workshops that harness the transfer value of the arts as a platform for teaching skills in human-centered design thinking with an emphasis on empathy, observation, personal perspective, creative thinking, innovation, and collaboration.
Nina Huang is drawn to creative problem solving, whether the problems are big or small, serious or hypothetical. She is Director of Sales Productivity at Gartner with prior consulting experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her main obsessions are rock climbing and food, and she follows the Twitterverse through @coffeeornap
Stephanie Nelson is the Relay Graduate School of Education (RGSE) Managing Director of Curriculum Design and Media. Before joining RGSE, Stephanie worked at Uncommon Schools, where she led the efforts to develop the systems and processes to scale the organization's talent recruitment efforts, as well as managed the recruitment and marketing teams. Stephanie began her career as an elementary school teacher at Plummer Elementary School in SE Washington, DC through Teach For America. Stephanie earned her B.A in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University, her M.A.T from American University and her M.B.A from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
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