Workshops 1 & 2 - Design Thinking

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421 Lygon Street

Brunswick East, VIC 3057


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Participation in the Design Thinking Workshop program is by selection.
Registration for this program is through the online Design Thinking application form.

WORKSHOP 1 - Falling in love with the problem
Wednesday 3 April 2019

You have an idea that you’d love to make a reality.
It’s a great idea and you’re sure people are going to love it A LOT.

But what if you’re wrong? What if it’s not what they need or they’ve already solved that problem? What if the real problem to be solved is something you missed?

Getting it wrong is costly in time, money and personal confidence.

Fortunately, Design Thinking de-risks the innovation process from the get-go by focusing on the problem not the solution. During this workshop, gut instinct, assumptions, and ‘I think’ declarations are put to one side and curiosity tools such as empathy mapping, customer-journey mapping, surveys and interviews are brought in.

Learn how to drill down to understand your user’s genuine needs in order to define the real problem to be solved. Then using this insight, engage in some fast, furious and inspirational creativity tools to generate powerful ideas that will truly add value to your user.

WORKSHOP 2 - Getting Hands On and Developing your Idea
Wednesday 15 May 2019

You’ve come up with your idea, but what do you do with it now.

In this fast-paced and fun workshop, you’ll learn how to build low-fidelity prototypes using nothing but simple everyday objects, bust assumptions using simple testing techniques and iteratively get your idea closer to a final proof of concept.

You’ll also learn how to gain buy-in and investment for your idea, using powerful storytelling methods and visual tools.

Venue: PathHunting - 421 Lygon Street Brunswick East
Time: 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Information about your facilitator.................
Commencing in industrial design and diversifying into consultancy and training, Andrew Jones has had a dynamic career dedicated to supporting others to grow, change and thrive through innovation. In 2009 he co-founded G2 Innovation with the mission, 'To deliver growth through innovation' through dynamic training workshops, co-design programs and coaching.

Andrew has worked with global brands Nestle, Coca Cola, Nurofen and Scholl, and some of Australia's leading organisations Ford, Bayer, Delaware North and Viva Energy. A winner at the 2018 National Training Excellence Awards, G2 Innovation is recognised globally as a leading provider of design thinking and innovation training.

Andrew Jones


Thanks to support and funding from LaunchVic we can provide these workshops FREE to you!

Our partners are:

Mycelium Studios
Prentice Street Studio
Space Tank Studio
Brunswick Business Incubator

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As part of our funding agreement with LaunchVic., your contact details will be provided to them but will not be supplied to any third party.


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