Thinc-a-thon: Redesigning the Home

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Thinc-a-thon: Redesigning the Home

By What IF? Innovation Network

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, March 29, 2014 · 10:30am - 7pm EDT


Miller Learning Center North Tower 3rd floor, Room 314 Athens, GA 30605


Are you interesting in working on diverse teams to create new innovations for the home?

Spend the day designing solutions to make the "home" more usable, efficient, and fun with fellow UGA students from various backgrounds. Come experience the joys of design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Join us for a fun, hands-on day of experiencing evidence-centered design, ideation, prototyping and business model development. Prizes will be awarded for the best ideas, prototypes, and business plans. Meals and snacks will be provided.

Play with the latest technology including Google Glass, MakeyMakey, Arudino, Estimote Beacons, and more!

This event is free and spaces are limited! We're looking for students from all levels (undergraduate and graduate) and backgrounds.


10:30am: Check-In

11am - 11:15pm - Introduction to Make-a-thon and challenge

11:20am - 11:50pm - Form teams

12- 12:15pm - Design Thinking Intro

12:30 - 3:00pm - Research and Ideation

3-7:00pm - Prototyping and Testing

7:00-7:30pm - Presentations

7:30-8:pm – Wrap up

Sponsored by the Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and Thinc@UGA.

About the organizer

The What I.F.? (Innovation Fellows) club seeks to use design thinking and lean startup techniques to tackle real world problems while also promoting innovation and entrepreneurial thinking on campus through speakers, workshops, and projects. The club is open to all levels and disciplines.