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Design Jam: Using Design Thinking to Reimagine Broadway

February 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Vancouver Design Nerds, the City of Vancouver, and Creative Pulse on Feb 13th.

Can design thinking enhance your effectiveness as a creative professional — while making our city a better place to live?

Learn the stages of design thinking with the help of Vancouver Design Nerds—a team that has facilitated design thinking workshops in Vancouver for over 15 years.

This Design Jam will use real-world challenges to give you a practical understanding of design thinking methods, which you can apply in your work as a creative professional.

Freelancers, agency creatives, and creative industry leaders can attend this Design Jam to discover:

  • New ideation methods to quickly generate, develop, and test ideas.
  • Frame, and reframe problem spaces from a variety of user perspectives
  • Techniques for examining the physical, social, and emotional needs of your audience.

Join us at CityLab Vancouver for tasty beverages and pizza — and discover a new way to develop better creative ideas.

The Challenge

In 2019, the City launched a two-year planning process to create a comprehensive plan for the Broadway area.

The area boasts the second-largest job center in the province, the busiest bus line in North America, and the largest hospital in Western Canada.

Our Design Jam will help the City of Vancouver discover new ideas as they create a draft Broadway Plan.

Besides learning design thinking skills, your participation will also contribute to the future direction of the Broadway Plan area—precipitated by the Broadway Subway line beginning construction this fall. The area plan will focus on opportunities to integrate new housing, jobs, and amenities in the 485 city blocks spanning from Kitsilano to Mount Pleasant.

Jared Korb | Lead Facilitator & Co-Director of Vancouver Design Nerds

Jared is an interdisciplinary designer and facilitator, who’s passionate about engaging local communities in collaborative problem-solving. Using design thinking and user-centred design methodology, Jared works to help clients in the process of creating more desirable futures. He has experience in design roles with Vancouver-based businesses and organizations in technology, product, architecture, and social impact sectors. Growing up in the United States, and educated in Canada, he completed his undergrad degree in Industrial Design at Emily Carr University.

February 13th, 2020

5:30pm: Doors open
6:00pm: Intros + housekeeping
6:15pm: Design Jam (Introduction to design thinking, challenge, breakouts)
8:40pm: Group Presentations
9:00pm: Social

No previous experience with design thinking is required to attend this event.


February 13, 2020
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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City Lab
511 West Broadway
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