Catapult’s 2012 Learning Labs

In the past two years we’ve worked with some amazing organizations worldwide — Villgro Innovations, The Unreasonable Institute, StepOne Ventures, Nuru International, Peace Corps, and more — to develop training and learning material centered around design and how it impacts development.

Based on the success of these sessions, we’re announcing a new line up of Learning Labs for 2012 that tackle common challenges organizations face in each phase of development.  We’ve grouped Labs into the Learn/Explore, Play/Experiment, Implement/Evolve phases and incorporated hands-on activity that support both product and service design methodology.  Each Lab runs 90-min in length and is facilitated by a design team member.

We looked to twitter, Open Studios, and individual emails to single out topics that are relevant to designers interested in social impact as well as companies implementing designed solutions in marginalized communities.

‘Empathy + Immersion’ allows you to spend 60-min in the shoes of another…

‘Participatory Design Intro’  showcases successful case studies in participatory design around the world…

‘Designing a Customer Experience’ is an exercise in viewing your business from the viewpoint of new customers…

For a full description of each lab, download our Learning Lab Guide (415kb, PDF).

Ready to try a Lab?  Visit our Learning Labs page and submit a request.  We look forward to hearing from you!