Thursday, February 4, 2016: The Design of Everyday Activities:
Applying Design Thinking to business, strategy, and interactions with Brad Gutting
Meetings are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. This will be held at The Venture Cafe Gathering at CIC from 7-7:45pm — see directions and details below.
About the meeting: “Human Centered Design” has become a hot topic lately, but how does it work from a practical vantage to produce measurable, sustained value? In this event, we’ll discuss fundamental design principles and how they can be used to improve frequently overlooked aspects of product management and development, looking specifically at scoping projects and optimizing interactions between the key stakeholders involved.
About the Presenter: Brad Gutting. “For over 13 years, I’ve designed experiences and interactions for companies in organizations in industries ranging from healthcare, insurance, agriculture, biotech, sports and the arts. My curiosity about the world, people, organizations, and ideas both abstract and concrete drives my approach to thinking and designing. I believe that great design creates possibilities, clarifies objectives, changes minds, optimizes processes, and produces measurable outcomes for any challenge. I studied history, Latin, and philosophy at Indiana University and design at Portfolio Center in Atlanta.”
About the event
This meeting is part of the weekly Venture Café Gathering at CIC. Every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00pm, The Venture Café welcomes the innovation community to “a weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.”
The St. Louis Product Management Group meeting will be held in the Havana Room (2nd floor) from 7-7:45pm. You are encouraged to arrive early to participate in other related events, along with networking and refreshments. Check the Venture Café calendar to see what other events are going on before our meeting.
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Parking is available in the CIC parking lot, on the street (Duncan Ave), or in the lot on the north side of Duncan Ave across from CIC. The main entrance is closest to the corner of Duncan and Boyle.