San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Design is more than aesthetic; it is the process of ordering the world around you in more usable forms. It doesn't matter if you're launching a national marketing campaign or planting a garden in your own backyard, design can lead to better results in any project. In order to unlock design's sensational potential, you simply have to learn how to think.
Join design thinker Mike Vance and IF University in a series of excercises that will remap your brain to tackle difficult problems in an entirely new way. Learn to appreciate the presence (and absence) of design all around you and discover what "good design" truly means. It is sure to be an afternoon that will change your perspective on the functionality of design.
The Design Thinking movement is sweeping the globe, leveling all inefficiences and conundrums that lie in its path. This class will be a great opportunity for you to get up to speed on this important trend.
FACILITATOR: Mike Vance is a designer, filmmaker, and writer from Louisville, KY. His passion for design education stems from a belief that it can benefit anyone, regardless of occupation. Vance is an experienced speaker and has participated in Design Thinking sessions in the U.S. and abroad. After working on several successful film projects, Vance stared his own design consulting business at the age of 18.
When & Where
IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.