This fast-paced, hands-on workshop will focus on how to use design thinking to help design public spaces that support greater independence for people with a disability. Participants will “sprint” from starting with a real or perceived barrier to developing an idea to address it in just 90 minutes. Each participant will walk away with a new understanding of the design process and how it might support different development paradigms in the public realm — plus a real idea of their own to put this into action.
This workshop will be facilitated by the civic design nonprofit Our City in partnership with the Assistive Tech Challenge. The Assistive Tech Challengeis a business pitch competition hosted by DMC Discovery Square to facilitate greater independence for individuals with disabilities and the daily challenges they face. Ideas that emerge from the workshop will be well-prepared to submit to the Challenge.