“A 90-minute video-led cruise through our methodology”
We know not everyone can make a trip the d.school to experience how we teach design thinking. So, we created this online version of one of our most frequently sought after learning tools. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.
If you choose to participate, in 90 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Gift-Giving Project. This is a fast-paced project where participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to “redesign the gift-giving experience” for their partner. NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. We’ll provide all the information you need to be successful, whether you are just pairing up with one other person or you are gathering a large group (great for organizations, schools, or companies).
Through this experience we hope you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines.
Prerequisites: This is a paired activity, so there must be an even number of participants. Internet connection, a large screen or projector with sound. Prototyping materials (arts & crafts supplies). Print outs of handouts supplied.
Instructors: Jeremy Utley, George Kembel