MASH Makers: Design Thinking
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Design Thinking is a creative problem solving method and mindset. It’s human-centered, iterative, and collaborative. By using empathetic research techniques, creative brainstorming skills, and rapid prototyping techniques, Design Thinking leads to more interesting and effective ideas.
It’s also pretty fun!
This workshop is going to be an incredibly fast-paced introduction to some of the tools and mindsets of Design Thinking. In a 3-hours session we’ll collaboratively take a problem through the Design Thinking process. You’ll leave with a basic understanding of how to conduct user interviews, generate ideas with groups, sketch your solutions, and how to tell the world about your concept.
Shikha Agarwal is a product designer from NIFT, New Delhi with expertise in user-centered design. She has keen eye for detail, and is inspired by problem solving through design thinking approaches. She has a range of experience in designing for market scenarios, led by an approach of understanding of the user psychology and service delivery processes. She has worked on a variety of projects involving, in varying degrees, ergonomics, design research, packaging, branding and experience design.
Shikha has worked in understanding the entrepreneurship ecology in India, and conceptualizing projects and institutions that will serve to advance innovation in the Indian context which resulted in the creation of a startup incubator in New Delhi. Currently, she leads the OpenIDEO Delhi Chapter and is working on building a community of design thinkers.