Designerly Thinking and Doing: A Full day workshop with Erik Stolterman

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Designerly Thinking and Doing: A Full day workshop with Erik Stolterman

Time: March 31, 2017 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: Fuzzy Math
Street: 811 W Evergreen Ave #305
City/Town: Chicago, IL
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Scott Anthony Blair
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Professionals and leaders in all areas are today challenged with constant demands of producing creative and innovative solutions. Lately the notion of “Design thinking” has emerged as a new and exciting approach able to deliver such solutions. But what does it really mean to think and act in a designerly way? Where do you start? And how do you develop design competence and leadership?

We've brought Erik back to share with us his approach to design judgement based on several decades of research with designers. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a deep understanding of what designerly thinking and doing as a way of navigating a complex world means and how to do it.

Among the topics covered: 
- When is a designerly approach appropriate 
- Why engage in a designerly approach 
- What does designerly thinking mean as a practical ‘method’ 
- What is a designerly outcome 
- What is designerly competence 
- How can designerly expertise be developed 
- What is designerly leadership 
- How to develop a designerly culture

This will be great opportunity for those who have heard about ‘design thinking’ as an approach but have not yet had a chance to engage with it. But, it will also be useful to those who are already involved in design in their professional life but are looking for more. Expect a mix of lecture, discussion, and exercises related to the topics above and the participants’ own experiences

Attendance will be limited to 20 participants. This will allow for an efficient and personal experience for all participants. Registration is $300 per person. Fee includes a physical copy of the books “Thoughtful Interaction Design” (MIT Press) and “The Design Way” (MIT Press). A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Many thanks to Fuzzy Math for sponsoring and providing a space for the event.


8:30a Doors open 
9:00a Workshop begins 
Noon - 1:00p Lunch 
4:00p Workshop ends 
4:01p Drinks

Erik Stolterman is Professor of Informatics and Chair of Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also professor at the Institute of Design at Umeå University. Stolterman is co-Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Interactions magazine and Editor for the Design Thinking/Design Theory book series by MIT Press, and on several editorial boards for international journals. Stolterman’s main work is within interaction design, design practice, philosophy and theory of design, information technology and society, information systems design, and philosophy of technology. Stolterman has published a large number of articles and five books, including “Thoughtful Interaction Design” (MIT Press) and “The Design Way” (MIT Press), and the forthcoming “The Meaning of Interactivity” (MIT Press, 2017). Stolterman has also been involved in consulting and collaborations with organizations around designerly thinking (among others ABB, Boeing, Ericsson, Nokia, and Microsoft).

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