Design thinking takes the designer’s approach to problem-solving and applies it to all contexts and types of problems; it’s an extremely powerful technique where design, making, and business overlap, and it’s not just for designers. Teams and organizations leverage this approach to create more meaningful products and services for both their users and the market at the rapid speed that modern technology demands. However, building a practice of design thinking takes time and considerable effort and often requires change to organizational culture. Continue reading Design Thinking: Practice & Measurement Essentials | Online | April 2→
Our panel is going to walk us through how they have “reinvented” themselves both professionally and personally in addition to guidance on how they themselves deal with attempting to balance these two aspects of their lives. All three of our panelists have pivoted and made significant shifts in their career trajectories. They will talk about their decision making process through their journeys of the past in addition to how they think about future decisions they will have to make. There will be a facilitator of the panel who will lead the discussion with pre-set questions and then will open up a Q&A session to the audience for continued dialogue with the panelists.
The panelists will be:
Vidya Subramanian, founder of DevOpsly
Coonoor Behal, Founder of Mindhatch
Sara Abdelmottaleb, Product Manager in Azure at Microsoft
Mindhatch Founder Coonoor Behal will present and lead an informal discussion at November’s meeting of the Seattle chapter of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)*. She’ll discuss her work using design thinking for corporate business innovation and why organizational improv can and should be an essential component of any innovation or organizational culture change strategy. During the event, Coonoor will also share some of her favorite improv activities she uses with her design thinking clients.
The event is free, open to non-AIN members, and requires no advance registration. Please join us!
DATE: Wednesday, November 8
TIME: 6:30 – 7:30pm (come at 6:15pm to socialize)
WHERE: Seattle’s Market Theater in the Pike Place Market (home of Unexpected Productions)
Get more thought leadership on design thinking and organizational improv from Mindhatch:
Mindsets matter! Join us for our September workshop where you will be introduced to core concepts, principles, and tools of improvisational comedy and how they can be applied to a human centered design thinking process.
The workshop will be active and experiential, with everyone engaging in lively games and exercises to illustrate core human centered design concepts and skills.
You will leave with
1) improv tools to apply to various phases of the design thinking process, and
2) practice with and confidence in employing these tools.
Come learn how improv can help you be a better and more creative design thinking practitioner!
Wednesday, September 30 6:00-8:30pm
Substantial, 900 East Pine Street, Suite 202, Seattle, WA
Mindhatch Founder Coonoor Behal will participate as a panelist at this week’s Applied Improvisation Network World Conference at UC Irvine in Southern California. She has been invited to discuss how improv can help individuals and organizations in “Understanding the Nuances of Failure and Success.”
In this 90-minute interactive facilitated discussion, Coonoor Behal will join other Applied Improv practitioners to discuss and seek answers to the following topics:
What is the best approach to handling the concept of “failure?”
In what ways can Applied Improvisers help the organizations and individuals they work with ‘right-size’ their relationships with failure?
How can the role of mistakes and failure be clarified in the field of innovation?