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Design Thinking and Donuts

09.21.2018 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

| Free

Design Thinking and Donuts

09.21.2018 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

For our first workshop of the semester, learn some basic attitudes of design thinking via the classic paired workshop. The two-hour “crash course” introduces participants to human-centered design (HCD) as a process to generate new ideas to solve problems, while keeping people (“humans”) front and center.

Since it’s the middle of hurricane season, let’s re-imagine how we can promote climate resilience and address practical challenges related to the impacts of changing climate, from heavier rains to unexpected evacuations.

You will:

  • Join a fast-paced, fun, hands-on activity addressing a challenge that we all face with a partner.
  • Learn what we mean by “mindsets” of design-thinking or human centered design such as empathy, a “beginner’s mind” and “bias toward action”.
  • Draw from our own experiences to find new ways to address everyday problems.
  • Build a better understanding on how design mindsets bring new, creative, and human-centered approaches to problem-solving.

We take time at the end to share some of the creative solutions that participants develop. We reflect on the workshop and learning objectives.

Free and open to the public! We welcome faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Please don’t be late. This interactive workshop is a quickly paced, timed exercise with a (new) partner. Be prepared to stay until the end for maximum learning.

If you have done a the paired crash course or a team design workshop before, please join us again as revisiting the process and methods is a good way to learn human-centered design.

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7001 Freret Street Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 4th Floor
New Orleans LA 70118 United States


Laura Murphy
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