The FAST 48 is an immersive boot camp to cultivate mindsets and practical skills in human-centered design (HCD). It’s designed for graduate students and professionals— you might be scientists, educators, artists, business owners, university staff, or faculty. Over a fast-paced 48 hours from Friday 6 PM to Sunday 6 PM, learn the mindsets and practical methods of human-centered design for social impact. This is basically a 3-day mini-course (not-for credit), not a conference! Coaches guide teams through the design cycle. The lead instructors are Maille Faughnan and Laura Murphy, with a team of coaches from the Taylor team and our growing local design-thinking community.
We are partnering with PlayBuild, a Central City-based non-profit organization “on a mission to transform under-utilized urban spaces into exciting kid-friendly environments for play and learning”
Join a network of people with common interests in applying creative, imaginative, iterative design approaches to generate fresh and relevant solutions to real problems, here and around the world, in education, health, environment, urban design, security and more. Enrich your Changemaker toolkit! Boost your resume with skills recognized by non-profit aid agencies, private sector, foundations and government.
To sign up: Send an email to Laura Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org with this information in the body of the email: your name and where you are from in the world; your academic degree program (or organization and position). Share your interest in the Fast 48 and any previous exposure to human-centered design. Include your email and cellphone contacts.
Check your calendar and be sure you can make the whole workshop. The FAST 48 VII starts Friday April 7, 6 PM, runs all day Saturday the 8th and Sunday 4/9 from 12-6 PM. Please plan to attend the whole event.
You will then be given a link to the Eventbrite page to pay the non-refundable fee of $50 (before 3/25). The fee rises to $75 from 3/26. The fee covers food, supplies, and materials for the weekend.