UPSTREAM Challenge Framing Workshop
Humantific’s Elizabeth Pastor and Amanda Greenough will teach a public workshop on UPSTREAM Challenge Framing at Parson’s upcoming Design Intelligence Conference in New York City on April 1.
The theme of this years conference is “Designing for Global Volatility.”
The conference and the workshops are free and will fill up quickly so sign up asap if you want to attend.
[Elizabeth will also participate on the opening morning Panel Discussion.]
To Sign up for the Humantific workshop go here:
ReThinking Design Thinking Series
Workshop: Introduction to UPSTREAM Challenge Framing
The changing scale of challenges facing organizations and communities requires a new generation of design leaders to be masterful of a new set of framing skills. Gone are the days when we can assume that all design challenges are product, service and experience related. In the context of complex organizations and societies today no such assumptions can be predetermined up front. Drawing from years of methodology-oriented practice knowledge, Humantific will, in this short workshop introduce participants to Real-Time Upstream Framing. Today these are among the most powerful skills in the strategic designer’s toolbox, useful on the fuzzy front end of any innovation project in any industry. Unlike traditional downstream, discipline-specific design thinking framing, upstream framers learn how to step outside his/her discipline to undertake the cocreated framing. It takes skill and considerable practice to be able to do this in real-time in meetings. This 1.5 hour workshop is an introduction to those upstream skills.
Saturday April 1, 2017
The New School University Centre
63 5th Avenue
New York City