Do you find some meetings feel unproductive? Are you struggling with generating new ideas?

This full-day workshop, held at our Kitchener Studio, will help you get out of the office and your creative rut. You’ll learn how to use human-centred design methods to achieve better alignment in meetings and harness your creativity to produce new and useful ideas.

This workshop will introduce you to human-centred design—what it is, how it works, and what the go-to methods are. You’ll then spend the afternoon learning the concepts and practicing the skills needed for the production of new and useful ideas. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to take your ideas and turn them into effective solutions.

Upcoming course dates

  • June 7, 2019

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What you’ll learn

  • How to apply design to complex problems.

  • What the fundamentals of each stage of the design process are, plus additional tools and skills for scoping project work, asking better questions, increasing your creative output, learning more from your prototypes, and communicating your findings.

  • How to produce more and better ideas, solo or in groups.

  • How to find inspiration and get unstuck during ideation.

What you’ll do

  • Experience the full design cycle by solving a sample problem in small groups comprised of other course participants.

  • Revisit each stage of the design process to practice with additional tools and learn more about when and how to apply them.

  • Generate new and useful ideas, individually and in a group.

What you’ll get

  • A human-centred design workbook that describes each stage of the design process. Consider this your reference guide/cheat sheet, complete with helpful background information about the design process and worksheets for you to use during practice.  

  • Overlap’s own human-centred design card deck, featuring helpful prompts for each stage of the design process.

  • A set of Overlap's Process Cards that offer step-by-step instructions for our most used design activities.

  • An infographic that explains the human-centred design process.

  • A set of our most used worksheets: Problem Brief, Empathy Map, Journey Map, Idea Brief, Testing Brief, Challenge Brief, and Feedback Grid.

  • A small collection of our favourite design thinking books to help you deepen your design practice, including Gamestorming, Art of Focused Conversation, The Facilitative Way, and Change by Design, and a curated list for further reading.

  • A custom notebook for you to take notes in (although we do encourage you to mark up your workbook).

  • A custom tote bag for you to take all of your materials home in.

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