Radical Ideation for Social Innovation
Your instructor, Yan
Yan is an interdisciplinary designer with experience building products & services and facilitating innovation & strategy workshops in Asia, Europe, and North America. She has worked in corporate innovation, education, and product development, including taking a Red Dot Award winning product from concept to market in 13 months. She is currently building products to help women manage their health and wellbeing in midlife, doing material experimentation with food waste, and designing a holistic service to help people experiencing homelessness to re-enter society. She holds an MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Tackling wicked problems doesn't have to mean staying somber and serious. In fact, creativity and inspiration often transpires from moments of fun and play. In this class, we will use Down to Innovate, a card game for creative social impact, to practice lateral thinking and cross-pollination. This class is for anyone in search of new ideas or new creative tools, whether you're an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, student, designer, engineer, or social innovator at heart. One-on-one Sessions are great for receiving personalized coaching on ideation, creative tools, or consulting on any topic that you would like to address. In Group Sessions, we can also run tailored workshops with custom number of hours and attendees. We recommend no more than 4-5 people generating ideas together and will split into teams accordingly.
Zoom -- you will receive a link after registration
For group sessions, we have a selection of time slots to accommodate different timezones and schedules. You will receive an email with the options after your booking confirmation. For one-on-one sessions, we can find a time that works for both of us after registration.