Improv and Art Games for Designers and Engineers

Mar 11, 2017 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm CT
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Improv and Art Games for Designers and Engineers


This session requires RSVP, and access will only be available to badge types listed under “Primary Access.”

Improv is for designers, too! Research has shown that people design better solutions when they start out with numerous ideas to choose from. You can get those numerous ideas by increasing your openness to new ways of thinking and from effective collaboration. Improv exercises help exactly that. This session focuses on improving your skills in two specific research-based idea generation techniques: brainstorming, and a purely visual idea-generation method frequently used by mechanical engineers. Leading up to these techniques, participants will play improv and art games meant to hone their performance in relevant skills, like quicker thinking, overcoming failure, and sketching.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Beginner