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Design Thinking and Donuts: A Mardi Gras Team Challenge

02.24.2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For this Mardi Gras season, join us for a special design challenge to improve the parade experience!
This special edition of the “crash course” will offer a fast-paced team challenge focused around “How can we Improve the Mardi Gras Experience?” After spending your Thursday evening out in the field doing immersive design research at the Muses parade 😉 , come share your experiences Friday morning over donuts and coffee. We will learn from each other, brainstorm new ideas, and quickly prototype solutions to your parade-going or other Mardi Gras challenges.
Newcomers and experienced designers are welcome! If you have done previous crash courses, come and learn more skills. If you have not done any design thinking, this will give you a taste. 
The Taylor Center’s 2 hour “crash course” workshops introduce participants to human-centered design (HCD) as a process to generate new ideas to solve problems, while keeping people (“humans”) front and center. Through a fast-paced, hands-on activity, participants will learn some basic “mindsets” of design-thinking. Human centered design is a way of engaging with the world with empathy, a “beginner’s mind”, and a “bias toward action”. At the conclusion of the course, participants will take time to reflect on the workshop and the learning objectives. The crash course is free and open to the public, welcoming faculty, staff, students, and community members.
The crash course begins promptly at the published start time, so please don’t be late!  
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Laura Murphy