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Holiday Design Thinking Workshop: Reimagine the gift giving experience!

Dec 11, 2019 · Chicago, United States of America

Interested in learning how to apply design thinking in a hands-on environment? Want to see how real strategists apply design thinking to solve challenges? Excited to apply a creative problem-solving approach to a festive challenge everyone experiences?

Casecomps is hosting a design thinking session in partnership with Flatiron School Chicago to teach critical design thinking techniques to passionate data experts, UI/UX designers, and business strategists while solving a problem we all experience around the holidays. Food and holiday refreshments will be provided.

What you’ll do: Apply real design thinking techniques to reimagine the gift-giving experience, in perfect time for the holidays. Participants will be broken into teams, walked through design thinking activities, and present solutions at the end of the event. Winning teams of the friendly competition will be invited to take a tour of mHub, Chicago’s physical product accelerator, with the founder of Casecomps and receive Casecomps swag.


  • 6pm to 6:30pm: Check-in, network, & grab pizza
  • 6:30pm to 8:15pm: Design thinking activities
  • 8:15pm to 8:30pm: Presentations & awards

Specific design thinking activities to be used:

  • User mapping
  • Journey mapping
  • How Might We development
  • Alter egos / ideation
  • Round robin ideation

The session will be led by Michael Kokot, an Accenture consultant and founder of Casecomps.

About the organizers: Casecomps is a local Chicago startup focused on connecting professionals to employers through fun, creative challenges. Flatiron School Chicago is a global tech bootcamp with on-campus and online programs that teaches software engineering and data science. Along with our partner Designation, we also offer UX/UI design. Join thousands of students who have chosen to reinvent their careers and invest in their future as a software engineer, data scientist or UX/UI designer.

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