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Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop: June 7, 2017

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San José Public Library

Dr. Martin Luther King Library, Jr. Library

150 East San Fernando Street

San José, CA 95112

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The challenges facing libraries are real, complex, and varied. As such, they require new points of view, tools, and strategies. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library and Aarhus Public Library, IDEO—an award-winning global design firm—has developed a toolkit to help librarians learn how to apply design thinking as a technique for problem identification and the development of thoughtful solutions.

This full-day workshop offers attendees the opportunity to dive in and tackle real-life problems during a series of collaborative exercises led by experienced design thinking facilitators from Chicago Public Library. Drawing on the toolkit, you’ll get a step-by-step look at design thinking and come away with the knowledge to solve problems and put this effective method into practice at your library.

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Through expert instruction as well as collaborative and individual hands-on activity, you will learn:

  • About design thinking and its relevance to libraries
  • How to tap into your creativity to get a sense of the principles of design thinking and apply them to your library
  • How to more deeply understand your patrons
  • How to use design thinking to adapt to your community’s changing needs

Join us for an exciting day that will empower you to tackle challenges. From space planning in all corners of the library to redesigning services and staffing to developing a more user-centric, community-minded approach, design thinking will allow you to unleash your ingenuity and creativity to problem solve.

This workshop does not require experience with design thinking. All participants will be given the tools to walk away with ideas you can emulate in your library, regardless of your library’s size or budget.

Attendees are encouraged to come as a group for a team building experience! Contact us for group rates.

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150 East San Fernando Street

San José, CA 95112

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