Humantific Teaches in Madrid:
IED’s Masters of Design and Innovation Program
Elizabeth Pastor, partner and co-founder of Humantific, taught at the European Institute of Design Madrid this summer. She held a one week workshop on innovation and visual sensemaking at the Masters of Design and Innovation program, the most advanced level of education at the European Institute of Design Madrid.
The program was a success and the school’s director, Dario Assante, has asked Elizabeth to further the collaboration with the program and participate in future years. The skills and tools that were taught in the workshop are part of from Humantific’s Complexity Navigation Program and provided a solid structure and guidance for masters students who are given a fuzzy challenge to untangle and innovate on, during their one year program. She will be participating in the beginning of the program next year to provide the tools early on in the student’s journey through complexity.
See some student feedback:
“I found the whole process extremely interesting. Beginning with a fuzzy idea and ending with a concrete solution was fun and done in a structured process. Also the innovation profile was enlightening and on a personal level it was eye opening.”
“Visual modeling does help a lot to present/clarify the ideas not only to your audience, but most importantly, to your own self!!”
“I learned good techniques to work in teams, understood the importance of ‘No judging’, and the good results that the concepts of ‘diverging’ and ‘converging’ give.”
“I think this way of problem solving improves the relationship between people as much as the work itself.”
“We are more used to thinking in thoughts or words although our work is very visual. Thinking visually adds the most necessary element.”
“After this course, I want to be an Information Designer!”
“I like the structure, the dynamics, and the efficiency of solving problems this way. I am going to apply this to my projects in school and at work!”
“Elizabeth was great!! Clear, professional, communicative, inspiring… great facilitator and educator!”
More about the workshop and program from IED’s Website: