Sold Out

Design Thinking "Light Up" Workshop

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time




501 The Embarcadero, Pier 28 Annex

San Francisco, CA 94105

View Map

Event description


The best way to learn about design thinking is to do it. Whether you're a newbie to design thinking or have practiced it before, your perspective will help us reach new solutions. Come by the IDEO SF studio, gather some background on design thinking, and then work together to tackle some of the personal challenges we face as millennials: careers, relationships, and finances - oh my! We'll start with building empathy for the topic you've chosen to problem-solve around, move to synthesizing research, ideation, creating a rapid prototype, and finish with gathering feedback on your prototype.

The workshop will be co-led by Joanna Spoth, Challenge Manager at OpenIDEO and Jenna Starkey, CoActive Coach and Light Up Events facilitator.


Career - We're fortunate to live in a time that empowers us to make money through meaningful work. Let’s brainstorm ways to relieve the overwhelm associated with this new career reality.

  • How might we feel confident in our careers without comparing to others?

  • How might we better evaluate mission-driven jobs and our personal finances?

Relationships - We all desire strong and healthy relationships. Let’s brainstorm ideas around how to improve the relationships we have and create the ones we want.

  • How might we evaluate the role of loving ourselves in our romantic relationships?

  • How might we strengthen bonds with our parents while living in different cities?

Finances - All of us think about money management in small and big ways every day. Let’s discuss our financial tensions together to empower us to reimagine how we think about money.

  • How might we make finances a source of confidence and inspiration?

  • How might we infuse humor and relate-ability into financial management?


6:00 - 6:25 PM Overview of design thinking and human-centered design

6:25 - 7:10 PM Building empathy through interviews

7:10 - 7:30 PM Ideation

7:30 - 7:40 PM BREAK

7:40 - 8:10 PM Rapid Prototyping

8:10 - 8:30 PM Gathering Feedback

8:30 - 9:00 PM Closing & Mingling


Standford d.School Design Thinking Methods

What is Human-Centered Design? [VIDEO]

Creative Confidence [VIDEO] ft. IDEO founder David Kelley

Date and Time



501 The Embarcadero, Pier 28 Annex

San Francisco, CA 94105

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved