We've had a plague of Post-It Notes. In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of brainstorming techniques and will develop their own rules of brainstorming. They'll be introduced to what design thinking actually is, and not one Post-It Note shall be sacrificed. Sadly, Post-It Notes do not generate ideas. People do. People in context do.
Vanessa Julia Carpenter is a Technology Experience Designer, originally from Vancouver Canada who moved to Sweden to complete a Masters in Interaction Design and now works at a design and hardware prototyping lab in Denmark. With her experience in this lab and especially her experience working with crazy, incredible artists onboard the floating maker platform, illutron, she will guide you through how her teams come up with wild and improbable ideas, which generate new interactions, new products, and new ways of thinking.
Vanessa has conducted this workshop at universities, conferences, and networking events throughout Europe and in Canada, for everyone from first year students to pharmaceutical executives.
Please note: The cost of this workshop does not include transport and accommodation from Denmark.
"Vanessa has the soul of an artist and the mind of an engineer. A very rare combination in men, and almost unheard of in women." Staffan Lincoln , Interaction Designer , TAT - The Astonishing Tribe worked with Vanessa at TAT, the Astonishing Tribe
Vanessa is an evangelist of hardware based technology - electronics, and rapid prototyping. She speaks at events and conferences, moderates panels, and hosts events, combining her experience in many worlds: corporate, maker, hardware, events, and art.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Vanessa moved to Scandinavia and completed a Master's degree in Interaction Design, and started working with a Collaborative Interactive Arts Studio (illutron) creating large scale interactive art (often with fire as the interactive element). She went on to form her own company, GeekPhysical, creating interactive experiences for marketing and public spaces. She now works at IdemoLab, a hardware and design prototyping lab in Copenhagen, Denmark and is pursuing a PhD in "Designing for Meaningfulness when developing smart products".
Read more about Vanessa on IdemoLab's website, here: http://idemolab.madebydelta.com/about/vanessa-julia-carpenter/