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Introduction to Design Thinking (workshop)

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+11

A workshop by AcademyXi – our Education Sponsor
In 2006, the Wallet Project was created by Stanford’s Design School (d.school), as an introduction into design thinking. Since then, the project has contributed to, modified, and evolved the way individuals and organisations have been educated in User Experience Design (UX).

The Wallet Project is an immersive activity that gives participants a full-cycle through design thinking principles in the shortest time possible.

In just 60 minutes, you’ll be asked to design a wallet through a rapid iterative process that includes conducting user interviews, product ideation, prototyping, and pitching your finished product.

By the end of this workshop you will have:
• An introduction to the Wallet Project
• Conducted user interviews
• Established product goals
• Built a wallet prototype and received feedback on your design
• Pitched your final product
• Got a taste of the end-to-end design thinking process


Samantha Hinds
Manager, Service Design at AGL Energy

Sammi Hinds is the Manager, Service Design at AGL Energy where she is able to live her passion for design, creating meaningful products and service for customers.

Sammi has a background in project delivery, which is where she ‘fell into’ design and has been able to unlock customer value by applying HCD & Service Design to ensure we’re solving the right problems in the right way.

As Sammi did not come up through traditional design disciplines, she is passionate about democratising the design process to ensure all stakeholders are able to join her on the journey in creating value to customers and to the organisation.


February 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Academy Xi Melbourne
45 Exhibition St
Melbourne, au
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