Friday, Nov 2, 2018 6 PM

FAST 48 X bootcamp in Design Thinking for Social Impact

Tulane University

Our 10th FAST 48 bootcamp in design for social impact is November 2-4, 2018 Join us for the FAST 48, a weekend bootcamp that teaches the basics of human-centered design via short cycles of individual and group learning with direct work in the community.
The FAST 48 serves graduate students, staff, faculty, educators, and community organizations interested in learning design thinking for their own work or organization. We also welcome artists and local social entrepreneurs! We are excited to continue our fabulous partnership with PlayBuild New Orleans, a central-city based nonprofit promoting design education for
ages 4-12 years, through imaginative play, and finding new uses for under-utilized urban spaces. Why is it called the FAST 48?
In a fast-paced, hands-on 48 hours spanning 6 PM on Friday to 6 PM on Sunday, you will Learn the key mindsets and basic methods of human-centered design (HCD)/design thinking (DT) Appreciate how design-thinking fits into your "social innovation toolkit". Reflect on how to take it back to your program and workplace. Learn how DT is helping generate social innovations for global health challenges,poverty alleviation, energy and environmental challenges around the world. Join a network of people with common interests in applying creative, imaginative, iterative design approaches to generate fresh and relevant solutions to real problems here and around the world. Enrich your resume with skills that get you recognized by employers looking for creative, entrepreneurial, solutions-seeking changemakers. Event Details Cost: $60 early bird rate; $85 for later sign-up after 10/25. This bargain covers food, drinks, and workshop supplies, and materials. Registration Pay the fee on Eventbrite. Registration is not complete until you have paid. You can sign up directly via credit card which involves a $5 fee OR, deliver a check to Taylor Center for $60 and we sign them up manually for no extra charge Make all checks payable to Taylor Center. Full refunds are available in case of cancellation up to 2 weeks before, and partial refunds up to 1 week before. Check the dates below and make sure you can do it. Set aside time to participate fully. Plan to commit whole-heartedly and be sure you have the time to join us. Send your details: Name, program, background, academic degrees, place of origin, interest in DT any prior experience, contact information)
to Note: We offer academic credit to Tulane students via the semester class, SISE 6100, fall 2018. If you are interested in credit via an independent study, contact Laura Murphy at Fast 48 Schedule Friday, November 2, 6 – 9 PM: Introductions, short crash course/activity, with light supper, at Taylor Center Saturday, November 3, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Fieldwork and Synthesis! Breakfast, lunch, & snacks. Start at our field site. Discovery (empathy exercises, immersion, observational fieldwork in Central City) Synthesis, Ideation & Selection (making sense of it all, creative brainstorming, in teams) Team work, time management, creative physical spaces and materials/tools Sunday, November 4, 11 AM – 6 PM: Prototyping! Simple lunch, snacks at Taylor Rapid Prototyping, testing (Rough, parallel, identify a variable, bodystorming, user feedback) Presentations, reflection Check out our website at
TAYLOR is now located in Howard Tilton Memorial Library, on the 4th floor. Still have questions? Contact: Laura Murphy at