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February Meeting | Design Thinking

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Presentation summary 

Why are so many CEO’s and business leaders getting on the design thinking bandwagon? It’s because design, when done well, has a way of transforming an organization.  Design driven organizations are always thinking about their customers needs and goals and building better products to serve them.  Due to this customer focus, organizations typically out-perform their competitors.

How do you apply the tenets of design thinking in a project?  Come and learn through this interactive presentation the basics of design thinking. All you need to bring is a pen and a willingness to participate and share your ideas.

Learning Objectives
Learn the basics of design thinking: 

  • Empathy
  • Definition
  • Ideation
  • Prototyping
  • Evaluation

Event Schedule

  • 5:00 to 5:30 pm - Registration, snacks and socializing
  • 5:30 to 5:45 pm - Chapter updates & introduction
  • 5:45 to 6:45 pm - Presentation + Q&A
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Door Prize Draw*

Event fees
IIBA Members $11 | Non-Members $16 | Monthly Meeting Pass-holders are pre-paid

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Event Details: 
About the presenter: Ron Gagnier is a champion of customer experience, product design and design thinking. He has worked in the design studios of IBM, started the design program at Halogen Software, been a design consultant with start-ups and enterprise companies for 20 years and currently acts as the resident design expert at Invest Ottawa. He is an outspoken advocate for design thinking and delivers fun, memorable workshops around the city. As a design consultant and business mentor Ron has observed that sometimes organizations struggle to apply design effectively.  Ron works with an organization to develop the design strategy and management practice needed for success.  When Ron isn’t evangelizing the merits of design he can be found at a local ice rink with his kids or playing the guitar. Read his blog: www.rongagnier.com/blog Reach him by email: rongagnier@yahoo.com Follow him on Twitter: @rongagnier Connect on linkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/rongagnier
Event Location: 
Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1C3
Speaker: 
Ron Gagnier
16.00 CAD