San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Register now for this hands‐on workshop and learn Design Thinking by doing. Design Thinking is a five‐step, human‐centered, problem-solving process made famous by David Kelley of IDEO and d.school, the Institute of Design at Stanford University. Design Thinking captures the essence of innovation and puts it into an iterative process.
Design Thinking is used by the world’s greatest innovators ‐- Apple, Google, FedEx, GE, as well as leaders in state, city and county governments, and educators around the world, who are transforming their organizations and culture. In this 1.5 hour session, you will empathize with a partner about their needs for an everyday product, discover and define your partner’s needs, ideate new ideas, and then build a prototype that you will test with your partner.
You will also experience the Design Thinking Mindsets and philosophy:
- Bias toward action
- Radical collaboration
- Culture of prototyping
- Show, don’t tell
- Mindful of process
Facilitators/Practitioners: Ian Kitajima and Raviraj Pare of Oceanit and Design Thinking Hawaii both lend their Design Thinking skills on advanced research projects for the U.S. Marines, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, NOAA, the State of Hawaii (Dept. of Education, Dept. of Health, Broadband, OIMT and Office of Planning), City of Honolulu and many others. Together, they have facilitated workshops for over 2,000 people in Design Thinking. Ian is the co‐founder of the annual Design Thinking Hawaii Bootcamp, and Raviraj is Oceanit’s Design Thinking guru and a graduate of Stanford’s world-renowned “d.school.”
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Workshop Begins
Hourly parking in the Oceanit Center parking garage is the most convenient, but will not be validated; enter on right side of Queen Street. Harbor Court off Merchant Street, Alii Place's garage off Alakea Street and Bethel Street's Chinatown Gateway Plaza municipal lot are more affordable and both are within walking distance of Oceanit Center.
When & Where
Founded in 1947, PRSA Hawaii is one of six founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. The chapter's mission is to build value, understanding, and the demand for public relations professionals in Hawaii.
PRSA Hawaii is committed to advancing the standards of the public relations profession and supporting students and young practitioners who are developing skills in the field. Professional development seminars, informational forums, skills workshops, and monthly luncheon programs are offered to over 300 public relations professionals and students across the state.
PRSA Hawaii is a vibrant organization comprised of an active nucleus on Oahu, a progressive affinity group on Maui, and over 100 members across the state. The organization also mentors two Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters at Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The Hawaii chapter is one of 117 chapters grouped into 10 geographical districts. Download a brochure about our history.