Design Thinking Fundamentals (Dec 2nd)


Monday, December 2nd: 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Centre for Social Innovation
601 West 26th Street #325
New York, NY 10001

Doors open at 6:45 pm, workshop starts at 7:00 pm sharp. Please plan to arrive before 7:00 before the workshop begins.

Space is Limited

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Wondering why there is such a buzz around Design Thinking? During this interactive workshop, learn about human-centered design and how it is applicable to all workplaces, especially those focused on social impact.

Build skills in:

Design Thinking, Career Growth, Problem Solving, Idea Generating, Decision-Making, Innovation, Community Relations, Enhancing Services and Work

Outcomes of this interactive workshop:

    • Understand core elements of the Design Thinking approach and how it can be applied in your own work, sector, and challenges
    • Build the capacity for user-centered empathy and solutions
    • Learn new processes for generating ideas and ways to efficiently brainstorm
    • Gain design-thinking strategies and resources that can be easily customized to your work and community
    • Practice adaptable strategies to drive innovation within your team, enhance services, and build connections with your community

This workshop is for you if you’re:

    • Interested in learning about design-thinking
    • Looking to add a creative thinking methodology to your work
    • Working in any professional setting (as design-thinking is an important strategy for all sectors)
    • Looking for tools to activate collaboration within your teams
    • Considering starting a socially-minded venture, or an early stage entrepreneur

What to bring:

    • A notebook and pen

Expert Instructor

Kristina Drury is a social entrepreneur, designer, and educator. Her mission-driven firm, TYTHEdesign, uses the lens of design and strategy to support social good organizations in developing creative solutions, build their capacity and enhance their impact. Under her leadership, TYTHEdesign has increased the community impact of over 150 local and global social good organizations including the NYC Dept. of Education, Citi Community Development, The Earth Institute, and California State Library System.

Prior to starting TYTHEdesign, Kristina co-led the nonprofit, Project H Design, a charitable organization focused on design for social change. Her diverse background includes work in corporate social responsibility, education, social innovation, industrial design, and architecture.

Kristina’s work and publications have taken root around the globe. Most recently, she has been recognized as an Innovation Expert for UNDP and selected to present at Clinton Global Initiative University’s annual conference. As an educator, she has taught classes, workshops, and training to build the capacity of over 2,500 change makers, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs. Her teaching and speaking experiences included engagement at Columbia University, Harvard and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.

You can learn about her current work here and more about her background here.

Space Partner

The Centre for Social Innovation is a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world.



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