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UWF Innovation Institute to offer Design Thinking Workshop

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute will host a Design Thinking Workshop on Nov. 1, where participants will learn how to solve problems through the institute’s trademarked Incubate Design Experience Act, or IDEA method. Registration is open now through Oct. 25.

University of West Florida Innovation Institute Design Thinking Workshop 

The workshop, which will be held at the Innovation Institute in downtown Pensacola, will teach the basic principles of design thinking, from building empathy and generating ideas to prototyping and testing. By the end of the day, attendees will be ready to use design thinking techniques in their professional environment.

Christian Garman, director of program development at the Institute, and Chris Middleton, director of strategic innovation, will lead the workshop. Both have led numerous internal and external design projects and received design thinking training from the Stanford d.school, which builds on methods from across the field of design to create learning experiences that help people unlock their creative potential and apply it to the world.

“I’m very excited about the workshop,” Garman said. “We’ve designed it in a way that’s really active. I have no doubt that participants will have a good time, and they’ll pick up some really strong problem-solving skills that they can take back to their professional environment.”

The cost to attend the workshop is $149. Light breakfast, refreshments and lunch will be provided with the registration cost.

Attendees can register online. To learn more about the workshop, visit uwf.edu/dtw.