Tech for Good: Responsible Innovation and Critical Design Workshop

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Tech for Good: Responsible Innovation and Critical Design Workshop

Best for startups and scaling companies who want to learn how to integrate critical design practices into their innovation workflow.

When and where

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Location

Communitech 151 Charles Street West #100 Kitchener, ON N2G 1H6 Canada

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About this event

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | In-person at the Communitech Hub, Roddenberry room 3rd floor | Zoom

Responsible Innovation and Critical Design

In this workshop, you will discover the essentials of “responsible innovation” and learn how to integrate critical design practices into your workflow.

What is critical design? Design theorist Matt Malpas suggests it is “less about problem solving and more about problem finding.” Rather than jumping directly to solutions and efficiencies, critical designers create time and space to consider topics like environmental footprint, inclusivity, and social or psychological impacts.

This effort leads to better products that suit a wider audience and are more likely to attract investors. In this lively 90-minute workshop, participants will learn new design methods and apply them to their hack projects, all for the sake of responsible innovation and tech for good.

A light lunch will be provided during a 30-minute break.

Speaker:

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Marcel O'Gorman (Founding Director, University of Waterloo, Critical Media Lab)

Parking information

Limited parking is available for up to two hours in the Tannery visitor lot located at the intersection of Charles and Victoria streets on a first-come, first-served basis. If the visitor lot is full, or if you plan to be on site for longer than two hours, please refer to this map of City of Kitchener on-street and parking lot options.

Can't make it because of the weather? We've got you covered. We'll be streaming via Zoom here: https://communitech.zoom.us/j/86105879146?pwd=aUdnRHVXQTBpNEZDYXd3VzIvOWVldz09