Design Lab: You

This IAP 1-week workshop introduces human-center design thinking and tools (employed by Google and IDEO) and applies them to the most important product of our lives: ourselves.

We're all experts on ourselves, yet designing for our own lives has never felt straightforward - why? What are our default patterns of perceptions and behaviors, and how can we redesign them from the ground up to best serve our goals? These are the types of questions you'll tackle through hands-on practice, discussion, and reflection with a community of fellow students and facilitators. You'll learn the methodology of human center design - mindsets, need finding, inspiration, ideation, rapid prototyping, tracking - and experiment and apply it to solve the problems and needs of a very specific user of one (you!).

Taught by Jenny Jin, MIT alum and senior product manager at PayJoy, and Cat Tu.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Location: 4-410
Mon. Jan 14, Tue. Jan. 15, Wed. Jan. 16, Fri. Jan. 18

Instructors: 
Jenny Jin, Cat Tu
Semesters: 
IAP
Grad/Undergrad: 
Undergraduate