Design Thinking 101

Design Thinking 101

18:44 15 October in

Event Details

1452 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615

From 5.00 pm until 7.30 pm

At Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago

1452 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615

Design Thinking 101

Join Us For An Introductory Class in Design Thinking


What is Design Thinking? How has it been used? Is it more than a trend?

Design Thinking has actually been around for a long time, but has only come to the forefront in recent years. Learn why it is an effective way to create new products and services, and more importantly, learn how to implement this process in your startup or careers.



Design Thinking is a framework that tackles complex issues by innovating new solutions.

In this hands-on workshop we'll learn and practice how to discover real human needs (a.k.a. actually going to the consumer versus trying to decipher their behaviors from a spreadsheet), how to define the real issue at hand, and how to generate creative solutions with effective business models. 



This event is sponsored and co-hosted by the Chicago Innovation Exchange.

Your fee includes food, drinks, and all materials needed. (Free for UChicago students!)


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5:00 Networking

5:30 Workshop

6:45 Presentations

7:00 Wrap-up



Karen Gordon is the CEO of WE Design Think. She has been in the digital innovation space for over 25 years. In addition to her Fortune 100 and non profit experience, Karen has been a mentor and instructor at 1871 - Chicago's largest startup incubator - for three years. She instructs and mentors at the University of Chicago's Booth school.

The intersection of Design Thinking and Business Models is one of Karen's core strengths. In this workshop, she will guide you to see the risk in your business model and chart a course that strengthens your success and reduces your risk.




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