Frye Art Museum

Introduction to Design Thinking

Class with Bobby Hughes

Thursday, August 15, 2013
9 am - 5 pm


Frye Art Studio

Registration required

Taught by Bobby Hughes
Participants age eighteen and up

How can design be used to make great experiences that promote learning and cultivate lasting, positive change? Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that combines empathy and creativity to answer messy, world-sized problems through innovation and collaboration. Design is no longer “nice to have;” it’s now “must have” in fields including education, business, and healthcare. In this seven hour hands-on workshop, participants tackle a local design challenge in teams and learn how to apply design thinking in the classroom and beyond for insights and solutions to education reform, poverty, and other issues. No prior experience or skills are necessary. A willingness to be bold, have fun, and try new things is required!

About the Instructor

Bobby Hughes is an award-winning designer, educator, and innovation consultant. He was a product designer and innovation consultant at IDEO, led design efforts at Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy, and is currently Principal of Aardvark Design Labs where he helps people and organizations build their creativity and innovation capabilities. He recently taught design thinking at Lakeside School and The Bush School, lectures at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, and continues to consult with cutting edge organizations such as Google, Intel, & Nike. Hughes received a BS in Physics from the University of Washington and an MS in Engineering/Product Design from Stanford University.