Girls in Tech New York City Design Thinking Bootcamp

Girls in Tech New York City Design Thinking Bootcamp

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Etsy Corporate Office

117 Prospect Street

Brooklyn, NY 07307

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Want to unleash your team's creativity and overcome problems? Then this design thinking bootcamp is for you!

About this event

Shake up your approach to work or boost your skills with this exciting Girls in Tech New York City Design Thinking Bootcamp!

We’re proud to partner with McKinsey, Marsh, Nike, and McKesson to deliver an intensive, hands-on, 2-day design thinking workshop.

Expect to walk away:

  • Knowing how to practically apply design thinking practices in the workplace.
  • Feeling more confident thinking in-the-moment.
  • With tactics and tools you can use straight away.

The course dives into design thinking theory and examples, with the opportunity to engage in a real-life design thinking challenge to test your newfound creative skills.


The requirements for participation and success in this Design Thinking intensive are threefold

  • Personal: curiosity, patience, empathy, and an insatiable desire to problem-solve
  • Social: group work, communication skills, and some interviewing of strangers (potential users)
  • Technical: access to a computer and very minimal design skills(document layout & sketching)

What Should You Bring

Students should provide their own writing instrument, note or sketchbook, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

No previous design thinking or particular technical skills are required to attend this course!

2-day Program Timeline

Day One: Empathy to Insight & Problems as Opportunities

Workshop 1: Design Research

  • Example topics: Intro to design thinking; Design Research Methods; Empathy/Problempathy Mapping; Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Participant workload: Interactive discussion; Conduct research; Report back

Workshop 2: Ideation tools & tactics

  • Example Topics: Problem Squared; How Might We? What if?
  • Participant workload: Interactive Discussion; Group Co-creation Methods; Develop Research

Day Two: Insights to Action

Workshop 3: Insight evaluation and activation

  • Example topics: How Wow Matrix; Project planning; Impact measurement
  • Participant workload: Project presentation by participants

About the speaker

This intensive two-day bootcamp will be facilitated by Drew Tucker, Director of Strategy at Kertis – a Louisville-based creative agency.

His experience in facilitation and workshop design, research design and execution, and organizational and systems design will make him a great guide as you learn design thinking fundamentals.

Health Protocol

Participants must show proof of vaccination and have tested negative within 24 hours of the event. Please reach out to and if you’re unable to get tested within 24 hours of the event.

Everyone is Welcome

As long as you're an ally, we accept everyone no matter what gender you identify as.

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