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Design Thinking and Donuts: A Team Challenge to Plan for Hurricane Season

04.28.2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

As  our semester winds down and our city starts to prepare  for a hot and wet summer season, esp. with our changing climate, warming oceans, and rising seas. Join us for a team-based workshop: How might we improve the summer hurricane preparation and evacuation experience!?
As a complement to our regular paired “crash course”, the team-based challenge reinforces the basic mindsets of empathy, beginners mind, and prototyping to learn. You’ll work in small teams (based on whoever shows up–come alone or with others). We introduce new methods and skills for working together, like  story sharing & capturing, group brainstorming, and role-playing.  You clarify points of view and identify end-users.
If you have done  a previous crash course, come and learn more skills. If you have not done any design thinking, this team-based activity will give you a taste.  Newcomers, intermediate level and experienced designers are welcome!
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.
Doors open at 9 am, The workshop begins promptly at 9:15 AM. Please don’t be late!  
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Laura Murphy