The word "Design" here refers to the intent of solving problems. The design process provides a structured way to resolve the complex problems to individuals and groups.
The Design for Houston 2022 event brings Houstonians from all facets of life to find solutions to everyday problems faced by our city. For one whole day, Houstonians will come together to tackle a civic issue through the design process. City experts would be available to share their understanding of internal city processes. Participants would get a chance to utilize tools, techniques, and best practices of Creative problem solving and Design Thinking. Upon completion of the process, your ideas will be evaluated by a panel of experts and hopefully adopted and put to use by the City of Houston.
Every year we work on a theme of the civic issues, this year our theme would be "Digital Equity". We have chosen Acres Homes as our target community and to have the local citizens join us in person, we are doing our event right in the midst of the community at the Multi-service center - Acres Homes. As the research process is moving forward, we are working towards establishing the design challenge, which will be shared on the day of the event.
This event has an inherent purpose of spreading Design-mindset among Houstonians. People from all facets of life are welcome to join and learn the design process. Also, as it is a design-event is a great place for professional designers to showcase their skills on solving complex issues. All you design pros out there come and share your knowledge and create something beautiful for your city.
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This is a one day workshop style design-a-thon event. The participants will go through step by step design process of solving a city problem.
There is also an expert track, that would let expert designers to work at their own pace in parallel to instructor-led sessions.
We only ask for a time commitment of full day from participants. This is for the workshop hours of 9AM-6PM. This is intended so participants could absorb maximum benefits from the knowledge shared during event.
You do not have to be a designer to be part of this event. This event will useful for people from every background. As a designer you could add value to other members of your team.
Professional design teams are welcome! If you would like to contribute to city causes and gain visiblity, this event is for you to showcase your work for the cause. Please provide necessary details during sign-up to register your teams.
The details on rules of Rules on intellectual propert of ideas generated during the event could be found here.
This event is intended to spread design mindset and open to public free of cost. Houstonians from all facets are welcome to participate. The participants need to bear traveling/lodging costs of their own. If you would like to support us by being sponsor of the event, please contact out team.