Prototyping is a tool that can be used throughout the design process: to generate ideas, validate concepts, or explore technologies. There is a need to develop and test ideas without causing harm to others, while the possibilities have evolved exponentially — new prototyping tools and approaches are introduced every year. This workshop will help you understand what, how, and when to prototype, and to transform good ideas into interactive, emotional experiences with an equity lens.
This event is part of Innovation Week programming and is hosted in partnership with Design+Business at Michigan Ross.
This session will be run by Keesa V Johnson (MDes), an award-winning creative systems designer and design strategist who uses African and indigenous principles throughout the design thinking process. Keesa works in different dimensions of the Michigan Food system working to build a more equitable future through community-engaged design and research using equity as a lens for social innovation. She currently has her own design firm called the Equity and Access group which works on systems change projects in the food system. She is also the Racial Equity Chair of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, the project leader for the Washtenaw County Black Farmers Fund, and has been a design leader within academia, government, and technology companies. She can be reached at email@example.com or thru her LinkedIn profile.