Feb 16, 2016 Tuesday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

What problem are you writing about, thinking about or trying to solve for your business, your workplace or initiative? To think out of the box, sometimes you need to get out of the box, or use a different box. This class will give you a unique opportunity to gain insight outside of your usual context and among a small group of peers working non-competitively on disparate issues. Design thinking is a trendy term that can be intimidating and treated as the property of swank marketing firms. Find out how you can tap into some of the same skills on your own to produce different results and generate new ideas and solutions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of problem-solving techniques and learn new mental frameworks and attitudes. You will develop a working draft of a designed solution to your problem and a self-generated list of action steps to further flesh out your solution. The “problem” that you bring may be as small or large, as practical or intangible, as parochial or vague as you wish, but be prepared, it’s size and scope may change in any direction as you come to understand it better. You are free to share aspects or ask questions about your problem or, if you prefer, keep it to yourself as you think through it and apply what you learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.