Design Think Your Life

What are you passionate about? How do you want to make a difference? Not sure? Come learn about a problem solving technique called Design Thinking.

Location
ImpactHub
Instructor
Erika Rief
Part of
December 9th Knowledge Exchange Day
Sessions
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM
 
 

What are you passionate about? How do you want to make a difference? Not sure? Come learn about a problem solving technique called Design Thinking.

Discover how you can effectively “Design Your Life” in this two part course. In the first session, facilitated exercises will help us to evaluate our current Health, Work, Play and Love satisfaction, formulate our Lifeview and Workview, and begin a journal to capture what in life engages and energizes us. After journaling for two weeks, we will meet again to brainstorm ideas based off of our findings, design multiple potential paths for the future, and discuss how to start testing those ideas out. The exercises are based off of the book “Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

Pre-reads:

https://www.designbetter.co/design-thinking

Instructor Bio:

Erika reif

Erika Rief is in the MBA/MA in Design Leadership graduate program at Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior to graduate school, Erika worked in management consulting at Deloitte within the healthcare, data visualization, M&A, and strategy spheres. She spent this past summer interning with athenahealth's Strategic Design team, promoting design thinking principles throughout the company. Moving forward, she hopes to use her business and human-centric design education to tackle healthcare and social enterprise issues in Baltimore.

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Olivia Nicolaus is a Venture for America fellow in Baltimore, where she works for Sagamore Ventures. A Catonsville native, she recently graduated from UNC where she studied economics and entrepreneurship. Outside of work she volunteers with Thread, runs, reads, and keeps bees.