Design with Understanding—Our Beliefs Drive our Actions

Design with Understanding—Our Beliefs Drive our Actions

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Event Details


01Oct2014
180 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

From 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm

At Thomas Interior Systems

180 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

The Connection Between Beliefs and Actions

Hey Design Thinkers! Join us to practice our Design Thinking skills. We will learn about the extremely important connection between a person's beliefs and their actions. Why is it important? Because if you are designing with empathy you need to go beyond actions and uncover beliefs.

We are honored to have Brian Burkhart as our keynote speaker and thought instigator. Brian is the CEO of SquarePlanet. He is renown globally for prepping you for a TED talk or any talk. He has built an entire business that brings focus to this fundamental truth: our beliefs determine our actions. Brian's role as our keynote is to help understand this connection thorough his own journey and how it impacts us as Design Thinkers. He'll stay with us and help us with our workshop.

Event Goal

As always we want you to feel that you can use Design Thinking methodologies and principals to solve any problem. At this meetup we will be focused on our Design Thinking skills of listening with "Empathy" and how it leads to the next stage of "Defining" the problem statement with insight. We will use Brian's insight that our beliefs determine our actions.

Your Participation—Workshop

As with all our events, our speakers activate our thinking and act as our experts to help us frame our thinking. We then will all break into groups of 5-7 people. Each group will work through a specific situation that captures the concept of "our beliefs determine our actions". At the end the workshop, we will come back together and each group will present. Brian will help us throughout the workshop journey.

Here's the Agenda

5:30–6:00 p.m. Networking and refreshments

6:00–6:30 p.m. Speaker: Brian Burkhart

6:30–7:00 p.m. Q & A

7:00–8:30 p.m.