HanaHaus Design Bites Meetup

HanaHaus Design Bites Meetup

"It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting" - Jerry Sternin.
 
If design-thinking is all the rage, why are your skills not getting any better? Has your ability to brainstorm improved? Are you now sketching your ideas, rather than writing them? We sum up the current situation as: too much process, too little craft.
 
Our stance is: design should be learned skills-first. As you get better at applying your skills and reflect on your experience, you will naturally develop a better understanding of the process as well. Think design-doing instead of design-thinking.
 
Now, we know just how overwhelming it can be to decide where to start. That's why we created Design Bites. Each session of d.bites take one skill and teaches it with rigor. See examples from real projects, try it out a minimum of three times and learn from others in a fun lighthearted way.
 
As you get better at one skill, you will find yourself getting better at other skills, too. Learning how to interview better will dramatically improve your understanding of your product, and your validation skills, too! Like any good gym instructor, we will push you to do more reps as we push the envelope on design-doing skills ourselves.
 
You do not need any previous knowledge of design-thinking to join this series. Just a healthy curiosity on design-thinking and a willingness to be nudged to action. We will not be covering the design process but will refer to it. If this is your first time, we suggest taking a look at a short video here to understand the design process.
 
Join us at 1:00 pm on FMM: First Monday of every Month as we take on one design skill each time with friendly titles like: How to Map An Experience, How to Pick Colors Well, How to Get People to Open Up, How to Open the Flow of Ideas and much more. Group size is limited to 20, so hurry!

New: We have a Facebook page to stay in touch and keep the conversation going in between meetups. Join us now!

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Café Scientifique: Climate and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future

Café Scientifique: Climate and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future

Climate Change and innovative paths to a sustainable future:

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The industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world, but the unintended consequence of these revolutions is that humans are changing the climate of Earth. I will briefly describe recent data on climate change and then turn to the rapidly changing energy landscape and how science, engineering and innovation can provide a path to a sustainable and more prosperous future.

Speaker:

Steven Chu is the William Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University, was  awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1997, and was Secretary of Energy from January 2009 to April 2013. He has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Rochester, a Ph.D. in physics from the UC Berkeley and 32 honorary degrees

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Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside a traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable - all spoken in plain English. There is no admission charge to attend our events.

Building on its great success outside the United States, Café Scientifique Silicon Valley is the first such Café on the West Coast. We meet monthly to discuss a variety of science topics.