Wharton Design + Innovation – October 22nd Newsletter
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** In this issue
Education: – D&I Wednesday
Career: – Design Careers 101 – Trek to NYC – Prophet EIS
Events at Penn: – Weiss Tech House Presents: Idea Generation – ProductHack – WeHub Messenger Launch Event – Net Impactathon
Resources: – Design Thinking
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** D&I Wednesday: Generating Creative Ideas
When: 11/5 from 12-1:20pm Where: JMHH G55
Have you ever been afraid of sharing your ideas because you’re worried they’ll get shut down? Come to our next Design Wednesday for our Ideation lesson where you’ll learn how to run an effective brainstorming session! We'll be using the user research from a real organization (soon to be announced) to brainstorm new product ideas to potentially move forward with after the session!
The skills you build in the workshop can be used to help drive your ideation sessions for that startup you're building, your upcoming team paper topic, or what your team is going to work on for an upcoming business plan challenge. This will be the third workshop in the Design Wednesday's design thinking workshop series, aimed to help you learn tools and strategies to enable innovation within your teams and projects.
** Design Careers 101
When: 10/22 at noon Where: JMHH G55
Join us for today’s Career Panel at noon! Have questions about working or recruiting in design and innovation? Submit them here (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=9f8a96dead&e=4b88744fb2.) , and our panelists will answer them.
** Trek to NYC
Lottery winners on the NYC trip to visit Smart Design on 10/31 will be notified in the next few days!
** Prophet EIS
When: 11/6 4:30-5:15pm Where: JMHH 350
** Events at Penn
** Weiss Tech House Presents: Idea Generation
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 6:00 to 7:30 PM Where: JMHH 245
Kick off the innovation process by meeting fellow entrepreneurs and coming up with ideas to solve problems. Led by Professor Jeffrey Babin who has more than 20 years experience developing business strategies for emerging and well-established companies.
When: Saturday, November 15
Wharton's Technology Club and Design & Innovation Club are proud to introduce ProductHack, a new concept in hackathons! ProductHack is our answer to the multitude of coding-heavy competitions out there that ignore the rest of the product development process. It's a day-long tech hackathon where teams of students from Wharton, Penn Engineering, and SAS will compete to design, mock up, and pitch the best tech product to a panel of expert judges for cash prizes! No coding necessary, but MVPs and quick market testing are encouraged. More info to follow, including team sign-ups, prizes, and a design thinking/product development workshop to prepare competitors for this exciting event. For now, mark your calendars for Saturday, 11/15 and help choose the tech product categories that will be featured here (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=f3ac2deaf4&e=4b88744fb2) !
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** WeHub Messenger Launch Event
When: Thursday, October, 23, 2014 @ 12pm - 1:15pm Where: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (3401 Spruce Street)
Please join the Tech Club and Design & Innovation Club for a luncheon event hosted by WeHUB, a new messaging platform launched by PENN tech startup OMA, Inc. The event will include the CEO of OMA, Inc, Hagen Lee, a former Wharton MBA graduate, and board member, George Samenuk, the former Chairman and CEO of McAfee, and a former executive at IBM Americas, IBM Asia, and IBM Global Services. The event will cover bridge round finance experience and the product development cycle. Lunch will be served and there will be raffle prizes of Amazon gift cards of $100, $50, and a Google Chromecast!
** Net Impactathon
The Social Impact and Design & Innvoation Club are partnering with SAP and Net Impact for an Impactathon (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=7a7b886a7f&e=4b88744fb2) innovation event at Wharton. This is a lively, 1-day design challenge that lets teams of undergraduate and graduate students pitch solutions to a local social challenge focused on education.
Over the course of 10 hours, attendees will have the opportunity to work directly with education organizations like BTECH (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=fc68b5909e&e=4b88744fb2) , local Philly nonprofits, government officials, and other passionate local students. It is a unique chance to: * Learn and apply design thinking principles to a local social challenge: education pathways and workforce development in the Philadelphia area * Hone valuable professional development skills and network with SAP CSR employees * Gain first access to SAP jobs and internships
Apply to participate here (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=5faf6cecdc&e=4b88744fb2) by October 30th!
Not sure what design thinking is? This article, “Design Thinking for Social Innovation (http://whartondesignclub.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d073e07989ca2b0053218c9de&id=1832e6a836&e=4b88744fb2) ” from the Stanford Social Innovation Review provides a great overview!
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