Design thinking is a creative problem-solving process driven by people’s needs and supported by skills and methods from visual thinking, design research, and information design.
The goal of this workshop is to establish a basic understanding of what design thinking really is, where it came from, and how it can help address personal, professional, and social challenges.
Visual thinking spans a variety of methods for making ideas and information visible, workable, and understandable, from sketching and visual imagery to color coding and visual arrangement.
The goal of this workshop is to show how visual thinking supports everyday problem solving and help you get comfortable using basic techniques.
Design research is a structured approach to gaining insight into people, their behaviors, and their interactions with products, services, and information.
In this workshop, you’ll learn what effective research entails, from start to finish: how to design and conduct a research study, how to collect and analyze data, and how to summarize insights in a meaningful, actionable way.
Information design is the process of gathering, analyzing, organizing, and presenting information to enable understanding.
The goal of this workshop is to expand the conventional notion of information design beyond the creation of design artifacts and promote ways of thinking and communicating clearly in all kinds of situations.
Learn in an open and inclusive environment that encourages discovery
Gain practical knowledge you can apply right away in everyday situations
Understand why these skills, tools, and techniques work and where they came from
Get additional post-workshop support to reinforce or brush up on specific skills