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Azul Seven's Design Thinking Bootcamp | June 14, 15 & 16, 2017
Wed, Jun 14, 2017, 8:30 AM – Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 5:30 PM CDT
About the Bootcamp
The three-day immersive format takes participants through two complete project cycles of the design-thinking process. From the start, participants are on their feet and engaged. The days are fast and fun, and everyone walks away with the theory and experience needed to bring design thinking back to his or her organization.
After a fast-paced introduction, participants are divided into interdisciplinary teams. Each team will consist of no more than six people for a single coach. And each team will take a real-world design challenge through the five modes of design thinking:
- Empathizing with the customer/user
- Defining the problem clearly
- Ideating a wide solution space
- Prototyping quickly and cheaply
- Testing with actual users
On the last day of bootcamp, participants will explore how to bring their new skills back to their own projects and teams.
About the Location & Instruction
The Design Thinking Bootcamp is held in the lovely and relaxed design studio of Azul Seven. Located in the Northeast Arts District of Minneapolis, the studio is bordered by countless breweries and restaurants, the Mississippi River to the west, and just blocks from hundreds of loft and gallery spaces for enjoying the local art scene. Azul Seven is a short 10 minute drive from The Walker Art Center, cultural attractions on 1st Avenue, and top-notch lodging such as the Hewing and Le Meridien Chambers Hotel. Azul Seven will serve healthy breakfasts and lunch each day and host a happy hour on the last day of training to celebrate work well done. Participants typically spend the other evenings resting and exploring Minneapolis on their own.
"I had the incredible opportunity to attend Azul Seven’s Design Bootcamp this summer and would highly recommend the training–they provide great tools for working toward design in a tangible, hands-on way, building creative confidence and standing on the proverbial table to see things from a different perspective, and of course, gaining empathy.” -Brenen Jensen FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF EMERGING ECOLOGIES
“Design thinking comes with an entire toolkit full of creative ways to gain empathy, collaborate, prototype and test. We no longer sit at our desks alone trying to develop the most methodical, boring powerpoint on the planet. We belly up to a whiteboard armed with customer insights, and in a matter of hours, we’ve got ideas to dive deeper on. Embracing Design Thinking as a company is probably one of the best things we could have done for our business.” -Laurie Englert, VP OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, MILESTONE AV TECHNOLOGIES