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WORKSHOPS

DESIGN THINKING DAYS WITH LINKSRECHTS SERVICE DESIGN AT MENA DRC 02 & 03 June, 10am-4pm

LinksRechts Service Design offers a 2-day workshop ‘Design Thinking Days’. The goal of the workshop is to create concepts to increase consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit and to help lead a healthier lifestyle.

CRITICAL WRITING ON DESIGN FOR BDW BY HALA A.MALAK 01 & 04 June, 2pm-5pm 02 & 03 June, 9am-4pm *special invite to BDW conference at Cinemacity

This workshop will take over 4 days including 2 days in the BDW2015 international conference, which will result in a publication that will be delivered by participants at the end of the week. Learn how to write, edit and talk about design in this unique workshop by Design critic, curator and educator Hala Abdel Malak. Using a relevant hands on approach, we will develop a blog to cover Beirut Design Week and consequently various pieces of online journalism about design: interviews, short posts, longer essays, photos, profiles and whatever is needed to populate with relevant information that can appeal to a wide audience. Learn how to ask critical questions, research and write and edit each other’s work while working on a short deadline. You will be asked to cover the BDW, attend talks and meet designers. Participants are required to be fluent in English.

03 June, 4:30pm-7:30pm

What happens when nearly 400,000 people want to become design thinkers? Doug Powell will lead this interactive workshop to demonstrate how user-centered design is being practiced at one of the largest technology companies in the world. Participants in this workshop will get a hands-on experience with design methods that they can apply in their own design practice. Participation fee: $50 Participant capacity: 20 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/920

03 June (Workshop Day 2) 10:00 – Introduction, First results of Day 1 10:30 – Design Thinking tools 11:00 – Create solutions, concepts 13:00 – Prototyping 15:00 – Final pitches and prototype presentations 16:00 – End Participation fee: $80 Participant capacity: 20 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/922

Participation fee: $250 Participant capacity: 10 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/921

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP WITH DOUG POWELL OF IBM

02 June (Workshop Day 1) 10:00 – Introduction, Workshop goals, Design approach 10:30 – Design Thinking tools 11:00 – Creating teams 11:30 – Problem analysis, Brainstorm 12:30 – Preparing field research 13:00 – Field research (ends at 16:00)

BEFORE WE START, IF WE START WITH DANAH ABDULLA AT MENA DRC 05 June, 10am-4pm 06 June, 2pm-5pm

Design culture in Beirut is quickly becoming more prominent, but what is being done to formally map out the different design networks? How can we begin to understand the historical evolution of design in the city? As designers and cultural practitioners, we all know someone who knows someone who knows who knows someone…and in this two-day workshop, we work with co-design research methods to crowdsource information from participants on Beirut designers from the past and the present. The aim of the workshop is to visually consolidate names of designers into a visual form, providing a guide to people from all over the world regarding designers in the city and instigating further research into both contemporary and historical design practices in Beirut. With a speculative version in place, the map evolves beyond the workshop as it is then translated into a website where the project continues to crowdsource information from visitors. Participation fee: $40 Participant capacity: 15 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/923

Profile for MENA Design Research Center

Beirut Design Week 2015 Catalogue  

An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.

Beirut Design Week 2015 Catalogue  

An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.

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