Serious Play & Design Thinking


Friday September 29


9:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

In this one-day hands-on workshop, led by Bobby Hughes of Aardvark Design Labs, participants explore play as an essential tool for innovation through interactive “on your feet” activities from the world of improvised theater. In the second half of the class, students explore creativity, risk-taking and Design Thinking—a problem-solving approach combining empathy and creativity to address “messy challenges” of any scale in any organization. 

Come exercise your play muscles and learn exercises, techniques, and mindsets that will serve you for years to come!

Ticket price includes lunch.

MOHAI Members receive up to 2 General Public tickets priced at $200 each.

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