Events / Open Innovation

Design Thinking – Why?

velo renaultIn July, the members of the Open Innovation Club and invited guests met for the fifth Open Innovation Workshop. The three-hour workshop hosted at Renault Innovation Silicon Valley Center focused on Design Thinking.

Similar to prior workshops, experts in the field articulated the topic at hand, prompting a healthy dialog with the audience.

Successively the speakers engaged on the following topics:

  • History of Silicon Valley Design with Barry Katz, IDEO Fellow, Stanford Consulting Professor Design Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Professor at the California College of the Arts. Publication – Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design, MIT Press 2015
  • Creating change through design; shaping products and entire organizations with Youenn Colin, IDEO Portfolio Director
  • Insights in creating collaboration for distributed innovation teams with William Cockayne, Principal at LeadiX, lead Lecturer in Foresight and Advanced Design Thinking at Stanford University.
  • How to develop creativity and innovation across different cultural environments with Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, Deputy Director Epicenter at Stanford University.
  • Live project leveraging design thinking with Serge Passolunghi, Head of Renault Innovation Silicon Valley.

Here is the highlight video of the workshop (pw: Design)

Blog Post written by Patrick Consorti.

Our next Open Innovation Club event is Nov. 18th on Smart Transportation.



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