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Friday, July 17th
11am EDT

Dissecting Human-centered Design in a Virtual World

Webinar will be recorded if you can't make it.
Episode Description: 
 

With COVID-19 pushing a remote and virtual world, many questions have come to the forefront on whether or not human-centered design can still exist as it has traditionally for the past few decades. How have the pivots to technologies captured all of the minutiae that occurs when human-centered design happens in person? Can mindsets still be learned and utilized such as having a bias towards action or radical collaboration? While there might be some deficiencies in the process in a virtual world, have there been any gains? Innovators and design thinkers always face pressure to speed it up! However, maybe it’s time for us to slow it down.

Join Tim Berendt, Former Director of Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA & Professor, MDes Design Innovation at MassArt and Krista Siniscarco, Director of Research & Design Strategy at Cantina Consulting as they discuss the new world of human-centered design and how they have used and thought about the implications as a response to the crisis. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Virtual deficiencies using Design Thinking
  • While there are deficiencies, what are the opportunities?
  • Slow Your Roll! - Let's slow it down in a remote world

You may submit questions during the webinar—Tim and Krista look forward to hearing from you!


Want to learn more about Cantina or have questions about this webinar? Get in touch at hello@cantina.co.

Speakers

tim-berendt

TIM BERENDT

Former Director of Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA & Professor, MDes Design Innovation at MassArt

Tim Berendt is Former Director of Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA where he lead the division in incubating, exploring, accelerating and building core, adjacent, disruptive and transformational health solutions. He is Professor, MDes Design Innovation at MassArt where he teaches entrepreneurship, human centered design, and other innovative sciences to industrial design students.

krista

KRISTA SINISCARCO

Director of Research & Design Strategy at Cantina

Krista escaped the frozen tundra that is upstate New York to get her education, earning an MFA in design management from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. As Director of Research & Design Strategy at Cantina, she brings a diverse, 15-year background in design and higher education to the team and lead its design research practice. She's worked with such brands as Bose, John Hancock, MINI, Fidelity, American Greetings, Converse, Aruba, and National Geographic Channel.

Past Episodes

Episode 1: Best Practices in Remote Work

COVID-19 requires companies to rethink working remotely. At Cantina, we commonly use offsite work for delivering quality services to our clients and we have insights to share.

 

 

Episode 2: Best Practices in Prototyping

A prototype can be almost anything, from a series of paper sketches to a pixel-perfect app. So, when do we introduce prototypes to the design process? At Cantina, we commonly use strategic prototyping and we have insights to share.

 

 

Episode 3: Facilitating Remote Workshops

In the age of COVID, many of our clients and readers have asked us for insights into our strategies for remote work. This week, we explore how we developed a way to conduct team-based workshops.

 

 

Episode 4: COVID-19 & a Shift Toward Agile Talent Development

With COVID-19, all eyes are on safety and security—at the individual level, in our work lives, and in our public institutions. How does a financial services company like Sun Life Financial respond to the demand for products and services that protect personal health and wellbeing? How do they prepare employees to meet customer needs quickly and efficiently?

 

 

Episode 5: Dissecting Human-centered Design in a Virtual World

With COVID-19 pushing a remote and virtual world, many questions have come to the forefront on whether or not human-centered design can still exist as it has traditionally for the past few decades. How have the pivots to technologies captured all of the minutiae that occurs when human-centered design happens in person? Can mindsets still be learned and utilized such as having a bias towards action or radical collaboration? While there might be some deficiencies in the process in a virtual world, have there been any gains? Innovators and design thinkers always face pressure to speed it up! However, maybe it’s time for us to slow it down.

 

 

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