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GPCB593 - Intro to Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a method that helps people with any background become more effective at brainstorming and iterating quickly during projects. In this session, we will experience the steps and methods involved in Design Thinking and apply them right away within tight timeframes. Through practice and discussion, we will learn what it means to use Design Thinking, when it’s most effective, and how it can be used in your own projects.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:
• define design thinking
• design an effective brainstorming session using the principles of design thinking
• identify the problem you aim to solve
• list key sources of information that will help you understand the problem and user needs better
• gather information and extract significant insights
• ideate possible solutions that meet the user's needs
• share your ideas with users and collect feedback
• iterate your ideas based on the feedback collected

Leaders Information

Alexandra Allen, Specialist, Startup Talent Initiatives
Alexandra works at District 3 connecting student talent with our startups. As part of the programs team, she helps design and deliver innovative and entrepreneurial programs and workshops.
She studied Learning Design and Tech at Harvard Extension School, and has worked internationally in Canada, the UK, Australia, and France.


Section 1
September 29, 2021, 13:00 - 15:00, Wed

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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