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A Crash Course in User-Centered Design

  • 07 May 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105


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  • Late registration for those not currently A2ATD chapter members
  • Registration for A2ATD professional chapter members
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  • Registration for A2ATD student chapter members
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May 7, 2015

TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Crash Course in User-Centered Design

Join us for an introductory experience of the user centered design process as it is taught at the Design School (d.school) on the Stanford Campus http://dschool.stanford.edu/dgift/. During this session, we'll go step-by-step through the process of participating in a design challenge. You will leave with the tools and resources to facilitate the same process for future projects. You'll also come away with some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and be able to start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines.

The Learning Objectives are:

   Practice some of the basic principles of Design Thinking

   Experience the energy and pace of the design process

   Be empowered to use the resources on the design school


5:30 - 5:50 pm   Dinner & Networking 
5:50 - 6:05 pm   Welcome & Introductions
6:05 - 7:15 pm   Presentation & Activities
7:15 - 7:30 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Register by May 1 and save $5

  • Chapter members = $20
  • Student members = $15
  • Non-member guests = $40 (Join now and save up to $25!)

Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.

Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, May 1

  • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2astd.org.
  • Refunds will be issued either (1) by check (less a $5 processing fee) and will be mailed to the address on file or (2) transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.

Refunds after Friday, May 1 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

About the Presenters:

 Jennifer Evans has been an educator for 30 years, designing and developing experiential environments for enjoyment, learning and transformation. She has participated in the design process at the University of Michigan and through the Sanford Design and she had the great experience of participating in a user centered design training at the d.school at Stanford. This is her favorite kind of thinking and creating.

   Dr. Diana J. Wong is an Associate Professor in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Organization Development and Change at Eastern Michigan University. She received her PhD in strategy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. From 2005-2007, Dr. Wong
served as President of the ASTD Ann Arbor Chapter and received her CPLP as part of the pioneering cohort for launching the certification program. Her passion for professional development focuses on leadership development and organizational change as critical factors for competitive strategies that sustain great organizations. The Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) prepares the talent development professional with skills and knowledge that make them indispensable to their employers. Come
hear Dr. Wong share her experience and knowledge on ways to build your professional career using coaching techniques.

ATD Competency Model:

Outline the process of CPLP certification

Relate the CPLP certification to their professional career development aspirations and goals

Identify resources to support their interests in the CPLP application

Reflect on their professional competencies for talent development

Network. Learn. Grow.

Creating a World that Works better.

Ann Arbor ATD  P.O. Box 130131  Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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