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VISION: Design Thinking

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us in a great space for some good conversation!
This event provides 1.0 AIA LU. Web registration required.

Schedule

Location: DAAP Room 5401
5:30 pm: Sign-in, networking
6:00 pm: Discussion, Q&A

Speaker

Brendan Boyle
Stanford d.school and IDEO partner

VISION sponsors:

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Venue Sponsor:

UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Keynote

Design Thinking: The Role of Play In Innovation

April’s keynote will explain how play is much more than a frivolous kid’s activity or games in the company break room. To Boyle, a consulting associate professor at the Stanford d.school, play is the ultimate form of engagement. Brenden founded IDEO’s Toy Lab to uncover kid-centered solutions to the challenge of boredom.
“The two biggest reasons we come to work are purpose and play.”

Speaker Bio:

Brendan Boyle is a toy inventor, Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University’s d.School, and Partner at IDEO. He believes that play is the key to innovation and has spoken to creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and students about the importance of playful exploration and risk-taking.

He founded the Toy Lab to uncover kid-centered solutions to the challenge of boredom. As Brendan says, “The opposite of play is boredom.” Under his leadership, the Toy Lab has invented and licensed hundreds of toys and apps.

Brendan also consults with companies about redesigning their organizational behavior to include space for play, wrote (and still teaches) the course From Play to Innovation at Stanford’s d.School, and co-authored the award-winning encyclopedia of never-before-seen inventions, The Klutz Book of Inventions.

Brendan holds an M.S. from the Joint Program for Design at Stanford and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Explore how play behaviors will enhance creativity.
  2. Understand the design thinking methodology and how play overlaps with this process.
  3. Investigate how we might better motivate creative teams.
  4. Learn how a playful mindset will increase engagement both personally and within company cultures.

VISION is the “Architect’s Leadership Forum” of AIA Cincinnati, dedicated to professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

VISION
Email:
vision@aiacincinnati.org

Venue

UC DAAP
301 Clifton Ct
Cincinnati, OH 45219 United States
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Phone:
513-556-4933
Website:
http://daap.uc.edu/