Design Thinking Is For Everyone – Register Today!

Design Thinking Is For Everyone – Register Today!

Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try!

On May 7, Treehouse Institute in collaboration with Yona Belfort of Vital Innovation will host “Design Thinking is for Everyone.” A two-hour event where participants will jump into design thinking to solve a real problem in Portland.

Register now. Space is limited.

May 7, 2013
538 Congress Street
Portland, Maine

What is Design Thinking?
The term refers to a set of principles, from mindset to process, that can be applied to solve complex problems.

Design thinking is generally considered the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context.

About Treehouse Institute
Treehouse Institute is a nonprofit organization that connects people, places, and ideas to fuel innovations that foster more resilient and prosperous communities. Treehouses produces TEDxDirigo and is creating more opportunities for collaborative creativity.

About Yona Belfort
Yona is a product designer and founder of Vital Innovation. During his 8 years at IDEO’s Boston office, he developed experience in packaging, action sports apparel and medical devices. Two recent product launches from teams led by Yona include call2recycle’s new battery collection box (in use at RadioShacks nationwide) and Quiksilver’s Cypher Massive Boardshorts worn by 11 time world champion Kelly Slater. Yona excels at leading teams, concept generation and bringing ideas to life. He earned a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of Rochester. He graduated from Stanford’s Joint Program in Design in June 2003 with an MS in Product Design. Yona co-founded Engine Room, a creative co-working space in Portland’s Old Port, in the summer of 2012.

Live music by Mo Nunez.
Well designed drinks by Sean Wilkinson at the cash bar.

Big thanks to our event sponsors The Via AgencyTsunami Tattoo, Blaze, and Kerem Durdag. And to our in-kind partners: Tandem Coffee Roasters, Aurora Provisions, and Kamasouptra.

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