ice cream verb \ˌīs-ˈkrēm, ˈīs-ˌ\ : to Savor moments & Cherish your taste buds
We are ice cream-minded people! Therefore, the center of gravity for all of our Design Thinking workshops is a scoop of a freshly made prototype. We do not guarantee the taste of the prototypes but, we 100% guarantee a fun, engaging, and interactive workshop. If you are not happy with our workshop for any reason, we will issue a full refund.
Our Design Thinking Workshops - San Francisco Bay Area
Why Design Thinking
Because there will be a drone for everything else! Well, not exactly everything else but you get the point. Smart companies are adopting Design Thinking --a rigorous, collaborative, human-centered approach-- to transform the way they develop products, services, processes, and even strategy. However because it involves discovery-driven learning, in situations where innovators may deal with a fuzzy goal, Design Thinking requires a learning mindset. At reinventing ice cream, we are working toward transforming the culture of our education system to a culture of innovation, to create a space for children to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, to Design Think their future, and to deal with tomorrow's challenges that are not standard, not tamed, and require more of going from zero to one and less of going from one to n.
"Once a designer, always a designer."
- Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer at 3M
image copyright © Yunias/reinventingicecream.com
Everything around you is ripe for reinventing! We have picked ice cream to reinvent. That could be the ice cream itself, an ice cream shop to re-imagine, or a future ice cream maker. Our workshops consist of three phases:
- ice cream.ology
- insights to inspiration
- ideas to action
During each reinventing ice cream project, students flex their core design muscles and practice design as a way of thinking. We believe that learning by doing is an effective way of learning. We understand that making mistakes is part of being a human as such, we give students the opportunity to catch their own mistakes and improve/refine their prototypes. And improvement is one of the best ways to show that learning has happened.
Students will learn:
- How to use empathy to define their design challenge
- How to think in new boxes and spark creativity
- How to create meaningful designs to meet their design challenge
- How to apply different methods and models during each phase of design
- How to evaluate and present their design
Each workshop is customized to accommodate the zone of proximal, including making age-appropriate concepts more concrete and adjusting the challenge based on the age group. For more details, please select a workshop below.