ESI is proud to be a part of the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Over the course of two weeks in October, universities, cultural institutions, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers and startups across Philadelphia will participate in 100 events on topics spanning across all design disciplines.
Our event, “Designing organizations: Human-centered design as a tool for organizational innovation,” will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5-6:30 PM at our office. It will be moderated by Natalie Nixon, design strategist, head of Figure 8 Thinking and ESI Senior Advsior.
With its multi-stepped approach to solving complex problems, the design thinking process is a helpful lens for understanding organizational development. In addition to being a catalyst for creativity and integrative approaches, design thinking challenges employees to be self-reflective in the ways that they cultivate meaningful connections with their customers.
This event will allow you to learn how an organization can use the design thinking framework to not only generate innovative ideas, but change the organizational culture at large. Come with an example of one of your own organizational challenges, and be prepared to test out 1 or 2 of these ideas.
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
1435 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
For more information on the event and to register, click here.