Experience “Design Dash” to teach Design Thinking
How do you teach design thinking when you don’t have much time? Molly Wilson and her students at the HPI D-School in Potsdam developed an exercise called the “Design Dash.” Molly created this exercise because she realized that the commonly used introductory design thinking exercises she saw (like the “redesign your wallet”) weren’t having the learning outcomes she wanted.Molly will introduce “Design Dash” at our meetup. She will tell us why and how “Design Dash” was created, and what are her experiences so far in applying it. And of course Molly will guide us to try out “Design Dash” ourselves as well. If you like to know more in advance, check Molly’s article on Medium: https://medium.com/@mollyclare/introducing-the-design-dash-2abf910e9df2
About the Speaker
Molly Clare Wilson teaches and practices human-centered design. She has lived in Berlin, Germany since 2015. From 2015 to 2018, Molly led the Advanced Track at the School of Design Thinking, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam. She taught and managed a team of 16 part-time faculty and 40 students solving complex product and service design problems alongside organizational partners in industry, government, and the nonprofit sector. A former fellow and teacher at the Stanford d.school, Molly has taught design and design thinking methodology all over the world.Her work as a designer focuses on digital products. At Sliced Bread Design in Mountain View, California, she has done both user research and interaction design for complex products in finance, health, and education. Past clients include Neat, Pharmacist’s Letter, Xactly, Intuit, and Coursera.She holds a master’s degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in History of Science from Harvard University.Here you find Molly online
How to implement Design Thinking into organizations?
That’s the basic challenge we address in this community. With 4 to 5 meet-ups each year, we strive to find some answers to this question. And while we did this, an intimate, though international community of Design Thinking evangelists emerged.Thank you to all of you to make this happen!
Pauline Tonhauser (http://www.designthinkingcoach.de/ueber-uns/) and
Jens Otto Lange (http://www.guentherlange.de)
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