Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 1

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Brief Abstract

WELCOME TO “WHOSE DESIGN IS IT ANYWAY?” – A SERIES OF SESSIONS WHERE EVERYTHING IS MADE UP AND THE POINTS DON’T MATTER AT ALL!

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we’re not only prepared to live that out – we want you to join in the fun too! Join us for our second annual installation of the improv series of “Whose Design is it Anyway?”, where we will incorporate Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.  We will be joined again this year by our resident and master blues musician, Rick Franklin, who will partner with our improv team to tease out the connections between music, improvisation, design and education. Rick's insights and skills are can't-miss fun and entertainment!

Be sure to check out the Innovation Lab schedule below for the schedule of “Whose Design Is It Anyway?” rounds (all during the networking coffee breaks), and make plans to meet us there. If you’re looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone or even to create solutions for others - or if you just want to hear some great tunes while you sip your cup of joe - stop by and join us. You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!
 

Presenters

It turns out a bunch of nomadic-yet-related experiences and some determination to overcome imposter syndrome and some bourbon with friends make for an interesting life and career path. Ben is the Lead Design Strategist in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he and his team are partnering with local community schools and organizations to reimagine and redesign K12 education. A veteran K12 educator and higher ed instructional designer, Ben is fascinated with what happens when smart and curious people get in a room and work really hard at thinking about and taking the next step toward what could be - and trying to make that happen more.

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