Curious about design thinking, how you can adapt it for your work, and how it can advance your career?
This creative methodology is a problem-solving, idea generating, decision-making mindset that is applicable and useful in all disciplines, not just in the design field! After years of integrating the design thinking approach into their daily work, TYTHEdesign has tailored this workshop focused on how design thinking theories translate across fields and sectors into real world, real work experiences.
Design thinking is a user-centered methodology that helps you to empathize with your clients or community, design for their needs, and experiment with solutions. In Design Thinking Fundamentals, TYTHEdesign will share the examples of implementation from their diverse work and share how they translate into your day-to-day work and interactions with your team.
Using case studies, activities, and interactive modeling, this workshop will demystify the design thinking approach and introduce adaptable strategies to drive innovation within your team, enhance services, and build connections with your community.
**SPACE IS LIMITED**
*Doors open at 6:30 PM, workshop starts at 7:00 PM sharp – Please arrive by 6:45 to get settled and network with fellow attendees.*
This workshop is highly interactive so in addition to learning new skills and strategies, you will also have an opportunity to network with inspiring, like-minded people!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Core elements of the Design Thinking approach and how it can be applied in your own work, sector and challenge
- How to build the capacity for user-centered empathy
- A new process for generating new ideas and ways to efficiently brainstorm
- Strategies and resources that can be easily customized to your work and community
WHO THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR
- Individuals from all professional or educational backgrounds interested in learning about the design thinking problem-solving approach
- Managers looking for tools to activate collaboration within their teams
- Early stage entrepreneurs or those considering starting a socially-minded venture
- Professionals who have an idea for a project, organization or business that will drive social change
- Individuals looking to add creative thinking methodology to their work
Kristina Drury (@tythe-design) 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.
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. Learn more at http://nyc.socialinnovation.org/.
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