A “Crash Course” in Product Design

The May 2014 meeting of the St. Louis Product Management Group will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014:

A “Crash Course” in Product Design

Meeting are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. This meeting will be held at St. Louis University — see directions and details below. RSVPs kindly requested on our LinkedIn page

About the meeting: This meeting will be an interactive workshop facilitated by Andrew Goodin. Andrew led this session at ProductCamp St. Louis 2014 and it won one of the “Best Session” awards, so he’ll be presenting it again for anyone who missed it. This workshop is based on the “Crash Course in Design Thinking” from Stanford’s d.school. Participants will complete an entire product design cycle in less than an hour with a focus on gaining empathy for users, defining a challenge, ideation, protyping, and iteration. The design thinking approach learned can be applied to everyday product development and organizational challenges.

About the Presenter: Andrew Goodin. Andrew Goodin is the Makerspace Teacher at Grand Center Arts Academy, an urban charter school in St. Louis. The GCAA Makerspace operates as a fully operational Makerspace with students in grades 6-10 accessing the wide array of tool and materials from 7AM-3:30PM each school day. Last semester 395 students visited 5,421 times. The GCAA Makerspace has been featured on Show Me St. Louis, St. Louis Public Radio, and in ASCD. Andrew is on Twitter at @Mr_Makerspace.

About the event

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • 5:30pm: Informal networking and refreshments
  • 6:00pm: Introductions, announcements
  • 6:15pm: Workshop begins
  • 7:15pm: Meeting adjourns, stay for networking/discussion


John Cook School of Business — Room CK 234
Saint Louis University
3674 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

(See Google Map)

Parking is available in the Laclede Garage (see directions). There is also street parking available on Lindell. Parking in the garage does cost money, but some nights the gates are left open. They stop checking on-street meters at 7pm. Bottom line — bring some cash and quarters, just in case.

The meeting will be held in room CK 234, which is on the second floor of the building. All of the rooms are in circular numerical order, so you’ll find it sooner or later if you intuitively follow the numbers.

If you have any questions on the location or directions, please contact the Cook School.

Thank you to Saint Louis University for hosting!

RSVPs kindly requested on our LinkedIn page