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Design Thinking Workshop

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Room 314, University College

15 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

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Join us to Learn & Practice Design Thinking

UPDATE: The event is sold out! We'll notify those on the waitlist via email if any spots open up. Thanks for your interest!

What is it? The Policy innovation initiative (Pii)'s Design Thinking workshop provides you with an introduction to the world of design thinking and its application to policy, insights from a seasoned design thinker in healthcare, and an opportunity to practice design thinking.

Audience: The workshop is open to any graduate student from or outside of the School of Public Policy and Governance, and any professionals curious about design thinking. Everyone is welcome to join- it's diversity and multi-disciplinary thinking that makes design thinking strong!

Time: We'll start promptly at 6pm. Please feel free to arrive 15 minutes early (5:45pm) to enjoy complimentary food and get to know your fellow workshop participants.


Workshop Overview

  • Introduction to Design Thinking
  • Presentation with Q&A with Guest Speaker: Justin Kirkey (User Experience Lead, Synaptic Medical)
  • Interactive, Hands-on Exercise to Practice Design Thinking


About Justin

Justin is currently the User Experience (UX) Lead for Synaptive Medical, where he manages a team of designers that are defining, creating and evaluating the user-facing touchpoints across a suite of neurosurgical medical devices used by surgeons, radiologists, and a slew of other clinicians. Beyond his current role, he has worked in UX and service design across various industries – from designing apps and websites for brands like Jeep, Intel, and Unilever – to creating interfaces and tackling service design challenges for companies in the safety-critical healthcare, aviation, and automotive manufacturing industries.

Every industry context presents its own unique challenges to a designer. Whether it’s meeting the needs of a consumer browsing for content or services on your website, or ensuring an infusion pump UI won’t allow for a tired nurse to make a calculation error when administering a dose of morphine – the funny thing is that regardless of the industry, the UX process remains (more or less) constant. Know your user. Know the context of use, and test your designs over and over and over again.




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Room 314, on the third floor of University College, is accessible through only the elevators or stairs at the northwest corner of the building. You may follow directions to the Art Museum, which is right beside the elevator and stairs that lead up to Room 314.

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