Workshop: Design A Human-Centered City of Chicago

Workshop: Design A Human-Centered City of Chicago

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Event Details

  • Date:

16Apr2018

200 East Randolph Street  | Chicago

From 5.30 pm until 8.30 pm

At Microsoft Technology Center

200 East Randolph Street | Chicago

How can we make Chicago a more human-centered city?

Join us in a co-creation session as we work together to define what a human-centered and an innovative city looks like. We utilize a human-centered approach that involves empathy and focus on the involved stakeholders.

We will use the city of Chicago as a case study to practice design thinking methodologies, which you can then bring to designing novel products and services in your own industry. You bring your expertise of your community, industry, or neighborhood, we'll provide facilitated activities that help us understand how we can bring innovation back to your daily environment.


Speaker - Marquis Davis, FOUNDER Urban Array
Marquis is a serial social entrepreneur and founder of Urban Array. Driven to support and rebuild under-resourced communities and create sustainable triple bottom line social enterprises. Marquis is deeply involved in creating democratic and equal communities in Chicago.

Agenda

5:30 Networking. Beverages. Snacks.
6:00 Welcome - Soren Spicknall, Microsoft Civic Tech Fellow

6:15 Speaker -Marquis Davis, FOUNDER Urban Array

6:45 Workshop
8:00 Presentations
8:30 Goodnight


Food, Drinks, and Materials Included
Let’s thank our host Microsoft Technology Center 

Workshop
As with all our Designing Think workshops, our speakers activate our thinking and act as our subject matter experts. We take their knowledge and then break into groups of 5-7 people. Each group will be led through the Design Thinking process to consider how they might redesign aspects of their Chicago community. At the end we will come back together and each group will present their ideas.

Speaker - Marquis Davis, FOUNDER Urban Array
Marquis is a serial social entrepreneur and founder of Urban Array. Driven to support and rebuild under-resourced communities and create sustainable triple bottom line social enterprises. Marquis is deeply involved in creating democratic and equal communities in Chicago.

Agenda
5:30 Network & Lite Dinner
6:00 Welcome - Soren Spicknall, Microsoft Civic Tech Fellow

6:15 Speaker - Marquis Davis, Founder Urban Array

6:45 Workshop
8:00 Presentations
8:30 Goodnight

Who should attend?

We welcome anyone who wants to learn how to create solutions that use a human-centered design approach to creating products and services. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Beginners through Experts! Designers to accountants. What you need is the simple desire to learn to design using a human-centered approach.

Important to know

Security can take up to 15 minutes. Please have an ID and plan accordingly
The speakers start at 6PM. Food and Beverages start at 5:30PM