Digital Charity Lab took a bit of a hiatus from events for the first half of this year, due to my workload with Barnardos and volunteering for Together for Yes. But now our events are back (BACK!) with something very different to kick it all off…
What: Interactive workshop in Design Thinking
When: Monday 10th September, 9.45 – 13.00
Where: Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2
Design Thinking (also known as Human-Centered Design) is a really exciting method for creating campaigns, products and programmes that really connect with your target audience. It’s both a process and a philosophy, that can be done easily, quickly and cheaply in your own organisation and can be used for any size of project.
Design Thinking involves conducting interviews with users, brainstorming ideas, and using rapid prototyping to quickly test and improve your ideas. It’s being used by leading NGOs and foundations such as Greenpeace, Marie Stopes International, and the Bill Gates Foundation, and commercial organisations such as IBM, AirBnB and Lego to bring fresh thinking to the way they work.
Our Interactive Design Thinking Workshop on September 10th will include:
- An introduction to Design Thinking – what, why, how?
- Case studies of how Design Thinking is being used by NGOs and commercial org
- As a group, we will do the Stanford Design School interactive crash course in Design Thinking
- Practical creative exercises
- Questions and discussion
Come along to this fun, creative, interactive workshop to learn an innovative new method for your work.