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Serious Play and Design Thinking

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In this one-day hands-on workshop, participants explore play as an essential tool for innovation through interactive “on your feet” activities from the world of improvised theater. In the second half of the class, students explore creativity, risk-taking, and Design Thinking—a problem-solving approach combining empathy and creativity to address “messy challenges” of any scale in any organization.

Come exercise your play muscles and learn exercises, techniques, and mindsets that will serve you for years to come.

Bobby Hughes is an award-winning designer, innovation consultant, and director of Aardvark Design Labs. He combines playful facilitation with deep design expertise to help people and organizations increase their ability to collaborate effectively and create ground-breaking products and services that people love. Hughes has over 15 years of experience in design and innovation, including a BS in Physics from the University of Washington and an MS in Engineering/Product Design from Stanford University.

This program is presented in partnership with Aardvark Design Labs

Location: Norcliffe Conference Room

Cost: $200 for MOHAI members / $250 general public; includes lunch