Learn Human Centered Design to launch your new enterprise.
This two-day weekend workshop is designed to take participants through the process of breaking down a complex problem and turning an idea into an actionable solution and finally making a business model for it using the principles of Complex Problem Solving, Human Centered Design, Analogous Thinking for Creativity and Empathy Building for Customers. At the end of the Day 2, teams pitch their products / services to a team of judges and receive further support for their projects.Top skills you acquire:
Date: 18th and 19th August, 2018
Venue: 1776 University City
30 North 41st Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(Street parking available)
75 USD per individual
The entire workshop is delivered using Experiential Learning Pedagogy, which means as participants you will be engaging in hands-on activities rather than learning only theories. Get a chance to specifically work on your respective project ideas (if any) or pick a problem statement under the context of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
|1||Introduction to Human Centered Design|
|3||Complex Problem breakdown|
|4||Introduction to Research using Empathy|
|6||Making Sense of Data using Pattern Thinking|
|1||Creative Problem Solving|
|3||Prototyping Human Centered Solutions and Feedback|
|4||Business Model Canvas|
As part of our commitment towards creating a global ecosystem of entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers, all participants will receive continued mentorship for their projects by our global leadership team beyond the workshop.
Insights and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs in the field.
Dhairya Pujara is the Founder, CEO at Ycenter, he is responsible for building a global ecosystem bringing in corporates, universities, NGOs for creating experiential educational programs. Dhairya is the curator for "Global Shaper Hub Philadelphia" by World Economic Forum. He has been a global TEDx organizer and a sought-after public speaker on entrepreneurship and international development. He delivers keynote and guest lectures in some of the top business schools and conferences around the globe. Dhairya sits on the advisory board for European Commission program LASIN - Latin American Social Innovation network. In 2015, American Immigration granted him an approval for special category work visa reserved for "an individual of extra-ordinary abilities”. He received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.
John Cardone is a human centered designer & systems thinker from Philadelphia. He helps organizations ensure that their systems serve people, and not the other way around. John is particularly interested in how we can use technology and design thinking to solve society's most challenging problems. John also co-founded the Being Design Collective, taught a College Course on Urbanism at Syracuse University, made public art, and studied cultural identity in Dakar, Senegal.
1776 is the Northeast Corridor’s largest network of entrepreneurial incubators, they’re accelerating the explosion of startup activity and the transformation of legacy institutions. They exist to help entrepreneurs succeed and to reach their maximum potential. This beautiful Class A campus is completely eco-friendly, earning a Platinum Certification rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s L.E.E.D. program.Address:
1776 University City
30 North 41st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Street parking available)
Our network includes leading universities, high impact organizations, industry leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world.