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Tuesday, May 16 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
dLab: Unpacking Lessons from a Day-Long, Design Thinking Diversity "Lab" w/ 9 Startups

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We believe that creativity and empathy are our greatest tools when tackling big, complex problems. That's why in April EchoUser and SHYFTco hosted a joint Diversity Lab (dLab) & day-long design sprint to "hack" diversity in tech with 9 startups (Sparkfun, Brandzooka, Turing Center, Full Contact, Techstars, Tendril, VictorOps, MojoTech and IMM). 

In this talk, we'll share the results of our "Diversity Lab & Mastermind" experiment with the Boulder community. We'll dig into and discuss how startups can use design thinking methods to make progress on more than product design but also systems, environments, and ambiguous, sometimes uncomfortable problems--like Culture and Diversity work in their companies. 

A big part of the Diversity Lab was also about building a community for people who are working to improve diversity & culture in their companies. This BSW event is also about connecting dots and helping YOU to join a stronger network of folks in D&I. 

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Mandy Godown

Culture Geek . Community Builder . Leadership Coach, @ SHYFTco -and- MOXIE & STARS
Helping managers and executives do the best work of their lives...all while creating a thriving culture around them that is engaged, innovative, and diverse. Weaknesses include: tea, travel, & design thinking. Co-Organizer of SheSays Boulder (On a mission to get more women leading... Read More →
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Katie Johnson

Design Strategist/Researcher, Consensys
Katie started her career in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering only to discover her true passion in studying and designing for humans. She's worked on everything from spacecraft to industrial products and from complex systems to single websites and now works at Consensys at the... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT