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stoke.d about design thinking

stoke.d about design thinking

Anna Love-Mickelson of Stoke.d led last year's design thinking Boot Camp.

We’re pleased to announce that Anna Love-Mickelson (our design thinking guru in residence) has launched stoke.d, a company that teaches and practices human-centered design.

If you attended any of our design thinking crash courses or workshops last year, then you already know Anna.

The good news is that stoke.d will continue to hold design thinking workshops at CoCo in 2013. (And we will be sure to post them on our site!)

“We are on a never ending hunt to find new ways to teach and practice human-centered design. This year, we are excited to play around with some new tools, concepts and learning experience – all for the purpose of making it even more accessible to our community,” Anna said.

You can learn more at the Stoke.d website or by following them on Twitter.



Special evening d.school Crash Course

Special evening d.school Crash Course

Tues., June 5
6 – 8 p.m.
CoCo Minneapolis

This class is a quick and powerful introduction to the design thinking methods and mindsets – ideal for anyone who is curious about design thinking.

In this fast-paced session, we will take a common experience and redesign it completely. Get ready to get your hands dirty!

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CoCo launches “d.school @ CoCo”

CoCo launches “d.school @ CoCo”

CoCo is bringing the design-thinking movement to the Midwest with the launch of d.school @ CoCo, an innovation school based on the world-renowned d.school at Stanford University. d.school @ CoCowill offer classes and workshops on design thinking to individuals and larger organizations. The school will be led by Anna Love-Mickelson who is a former Fortune-500 innovation leader and currently teaches design thinking at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). Classes will be taught by Love-Mickelson as well as other coaches certified by the d.school at Stanford. “We’ll be using the same great curriculum that is used on campus in California. However, because we are in Minnesota and operating within the CoCo community, we will also looking to prototype new ways of solving local problems by enabling radical collaboration at the community level,” Love-Mickelson said. Classes and workshops will include:

  • Crash Course – a 2-hour introduction to design thinking methods and mindsets. The first class is on April 20.
  • Design Thinking Workshop – Three half-day, hands-on sessions that explore the design thinking methodology more thoroughly. The first Workshop series will be held May 7-9.
  • Design Thinking Bootcamp – Designed after the Stanford d.school’s flagship course, Bootcamp gives executives hands on experience leading a design-thinking project from start to finish. The first Bootcamp will be held Sept. 26 – 28.

Anna Love-Mickelson, director of d.school @ CoCo

“One of the most exciting things for us at the d.school is hearing how past d.schoolers are spreading design thinking. We are excited to see how this new venture impacts the Minnesota community,” said Evelyn Huang, Lecturer, Executive Education at the d.school at Stanford. The opening of the d.school @ CoCo represents a big step for CoCo and coworking movement in general. “We are building a community of members who are naturally inquisitive and creative.” said CoCo founder Kyle Coolbroth. “the d.school @ CoCo makes our collaborative environment available for leaders in the area to learn design thinking methods and fully experience a collaborative community.” More information about d.school @ CoCo is available at http://dschool.cocomsp.com.