Calling all 2018 Technovation[MN] teams! Take a break from coding and join us for a one-of-a-kind Design Thinking workshop. Design Thinking is a unique approach to problem solving and in this workshop, you will learn skills to help you:

– Clearly define the community challenge your app is addressing
– Understand your apps end users
– Brainstorm app development ideas and solutions with your team
– Build 3D and/or paper prototypes of solution ideas
– Present your prototype(s) for peer review
– Implement peer feedback into your prototype(s)

You will leave this session well on your way to building an awesome solution for your Technovation Challenge app.

Make the most of this workshop by attending with your whole team and a mentor or teacher! Can’t wrangle the whole crew? Don’t sweat it – you’re welcome to join us individually!

PREP WORK

The focus of the Design Thinking workshop is your Technovation Challenge app. Before the workshop, please speak with 1 to 3 people who could potentially be end users of your app. Explain the challenge you’re trying to solve then ask questions and take notes about how it affects them. Some example questions include:

  1. Where do you get information about __________ ?
  2. What do you find most challenging about __________?
  3. How much time do you spend thinking about/dealing with __________?
  4. How does __________ impact your life/work/community?
  5. What is your favorite mobile app and/or website? Why?

If you are unable to interview anyone, come prepared with observations or research about your end users. What is important to them? How do they access information or resources? Why do they do things the way they do? How do they think about the world?

LOCATION AND PARKING

The Design Thinking workshop will take place at DeLaSalle High School in room D104. Parking is available for free in the lot directly in front of the building. Enter the building through the main door.