Design Thinking for Policymakers

Date: 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226

Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.) or prerequisite reading may be required.

 

Learn the basics of design thinking and apply it to real-world policy problems in this workshop. You’ll leave having contributed solutions to a policy problem and with the knowledge of how to incorporate these techniques into your work. No prior design or design thinking experience or specific policy-area expertise required.

Design thinking is a creative process used by Fortune 500s, design firms, start-ups, non-profits, and governments to develop products, services, and experiences through a focus on user outcomes. By taking a human-centered, non-judgmental, collaborative, and agile approach, design thinkers can rapidly create, test, and improve their projects.

 

Led by Hila Mehr, Senior Analyst for Market Development and Insights, IBM
@HilaMehr 

 

About the Series

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-on, cocurricular events designed to help HKS students develop real-world technology skills. Led by a network of technology practitioners, participants spend 3 hours working together and with the workshop leader to learn how to apply technical skills to impact real-word scenarios.

The series is co-sponsored by Tech PIC, a technology-focused student group at Harvard Kennedy School.