Secrets to Successfully Using Human-Centered Design
What does it take to come up with radically new solutions? What has to be in place in order to reliably innovate? Human-centered design is known for being an incredibly powerful approach to problem-solving, but why doesn’t it always work? After leading design sprints in almost every industry for companies of all sizes, the stoke.d team has uncovered some of the secrets to successfully use human-centered design and create cultures that support this type of ambitious work. Hang out with us to hear stories from the stoke.d team as well as from Scott Mark, Director of Healthcare Innovation at Medtronic, and Dean Kephart, Executive Director at Distinctive Schools and prior leader of Target’s Extreme Library Makeover program. Anna, Scott and Dean will share some of their biggest insights from many years of success (and some big failures). You will leave with a more practical understanding of human-centered design and will be inspired to start applying its principles in your work.
Anna Love-Mickelson is a co-founder of stoke.d, a human-centered design practice. stoke.d works along side organizations on projects like company culture, product design sprints and organizational strategy - always with an eye to building the internal capacity of the organization. She also teaches Design Thinking at the d.school at Stanford University. Anna lives in St. Paul, MN, where she helps run an experiment in collaborative space, called stoke.d studio @ COCO.
Minnesota Executive Director, Distinctive Schools
Dean has spent his career in education. He began in the classroom as a high school English, speech and drama teacher and moved into the world of education technology, marketing products like “The Oregon Trail” and other MECC titles. Later, he managed the education division of Connors Communications before taking a leadership role in Community Relations at Target. At Target, he led the program support for education and k-3 reading initiatives as well brought design thinking into the social sector. Today Dean serves as the Minnesota Executive Director for Distinctive Schools, a non-profit that manages public charter schools. In this role, he leads the organization's expansion in the state, working with community and civic leaders to ensure the success of Distinctive Schools campuses and students. Dean also supports implementation of design thinking across the organization.
Director of Healthcare Innovation and Technical Fellow at Medtronic
In his current role, Scott leads a team of researchers, designers, and technologists who collaborate with teams across Medtronic to incubate new solution concepts using a human-centered design methodology. The team hosts project-based engagement work in a new Applied Innovation Lab space opened in Fall 2015. This collaborative, co-working studio space is a hub for global innovation work with customers and partners to improve the experience of life with chronic disease.
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