Design Thinking – Lunch & Learn
Kick off 2020 with a KTech Lunch & Learn all about Design Thinking.
What is Design Thinking? We’re glad you asked.
Let’s start with Wikipedia:
Core features of design thinking include the ability to: resolve ill-defined or ‘wicked’ problems adopt solution-focused strategies use abductive and productive reasoning.
In an article titled Why Design Thinking Works, Harvard Business Review says “design thinking, has the potential to do for innovation exactly what TQM did for manufacturing: unleash people’s full creative energies, win their commitment, and radically improve processes”. The tools used in this process include “ethnographic research, an emphasis on reframing problems and experimentation, and the use of diverse teams.”
IDEO, a pioneer in the field, says “Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving. Design thinking has a human-centered core. It encourages organizations to focus on the people they’re creating for, which leads to better products, services, and internal processes. When you sit down to create a solution for a business need, the first question should always be what’s the human need behind it?”
Join our all-star panel of expert practitioners to learn how you can employ Design Thinking in your organization.
Bryan Terrill, BT Design Lab
Jay Morgan, Pedal
Justin Couch, EPAM Continuum
Katie Taylor, Radio Systems
Mark McComcas, Pedal
Patrick Hunt, Lirio
11:15 a.m. – Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. – Lunch Begins
11:40 a.m. – Welcome & Program
1:00 p.m. – Event Wrap-up
About Knoxville Technology Council:
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