This is all based on Robert Stackowiak (2020)
A diverse group of business and technology stakeholders and potential users of software and AI solutions are brought together in a Design Thinking workshop to define and prioritize the challenges that they face and collaborate in an innovative fashion to determine possible solutions to those challenges. They share a common goal of driving significant business impact. A Design Thinking workshop typically takes place over a period of one or two days.
Best practice is pre-call between facilitator and sponsors or key participants to:
Get client to agree that it’s important to disrupt work for one to two days
Find out about tailwinds and headwinds, such as
Cautionary note: Research can cause bias and so you should not be married to all this pre-workshop research if it turns out that sponsors or other key participants disagree with your findings.
What are people most concerned with in different industries? (Don’t just assume you’re going to work for one of the big tech platforms!)
The workshop facilitator has to
Cautionary note: The facilitator is responsible for a LOT so delegation may be needed, but so is a communication channel to prevent bottlenecks and ensure nothing is overlooked.
If you get an interview at your dream company, they may ask you to redesign their flagship product. Do this for the next half hour, coming up with about three alternative lofi wireframes and justifications. Then we’ll share results, either now or next week. This should be hard because it’s hard to argue with success! Submit a link to your FigJam in Canvas.
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