Come out for a weekend workout for your creative muscles, even if you don't consider yourself a designer! It kicks off on Friday night with beers and some fun warm ups and ends on Sunday with presentations of solutions tackling a real-world problem. We’ll spend Saturday diving deep into the hows and whys of Design Thinking. Oh...what is Design Thinking? Keep Reading!
We'll talk about how anyone can use the design process to approach their problems - any problem. We'll talk about how understanding the context and constraints of a problem can help you discover the keys to a solution and show examples from real-world challenges.
We'll teach you the best ways to do real-world research and how to use the information you get from real people to help create better solutions. We'll learn how to rapidly ideate, how to sort our ideas to create more ideas, and to how to present our ideas and concepts to teams. You'll walk away with an actionable understanding of design process, storytelling and presentation techniques.
In our past weekend intensives, we’ve partnered with miLES to design the economic transformation of 212 vacant lots in New York’s Lower East Side, Holstee on a new retail strategy around thoughtful consumption, and Acumen on their leadership training program.
We feel the most important part of learning the design process is real life practice, so that is exactly what we’re bringing you.
Friday night will be a time to meet everyone in the room and get a fun crash course on what the rest of the weekend will look and feel like.
Saturday will be spent working on a brief prepared by your Design Gym hosts in a hands-on workshop atmosphere. This time is a mixture of a little classroom teaching, but mostly on your feet collaboration with other classmates.
Inscape makes smart workspaces – thoughtfully designed spaces that perform beyond expectations. For over a century, they have collaborated with thier clients to provide customized solutions based on their individual needs. Learn more on the Inscape website here.
The Design Gym is founded and fun by a group of friends who use tehse skills every day. We've practiced in Fortune 500 companies, top design strategy firms, and global social investment organizations. We've worked with the good, the bad, and the ugly and want to share what we've learned along the way.
You can find more information and bios on The Design Gym website here.
Friday 6:45pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 6:30
Sunday 9:30am - 6:30
We are going to cater the whole event with healthy, delicious food so you can focus on the work, not your stomach. Yum.
When & Where
The Design Gym