• Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public

Nexus members Overlap Associates will bring their expertise as leading interdisciplinary practitioners to life. They'll guide you through real examples, showcasing stories of best-practice and impact.

Many of us ‘get’ the idea of co-design - designing with, not for - the people most impacted by a given decision, solution or implementation. Leading social scientist and Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon suggested 40 years ago that, “everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.”

Most of us design. We just don’t all design as well as we could.

In this exclusive (free), interactive 90-minute workshop, Nexus members Overlap Associates will bring their expertise as leading interdisciplinary practitioners to life.

Participants will be guided through a series of real examples, showcasing stories of best-practice and impact, using co-design. This will be followed by an experiential learning opportunity for participants, breaking into small working groups, to learn about the application and integration of human-centred design in their areas of interest.

This workshop aims to bring together like-minded individuals with a vested interest in collaboration and problem-solving. It is suitable for the academic community in Leeds (including researchers, academic leads, students), as well as Nexus members and businesses across the region who work across and are interested in design thinking.

Spaces are limited. Register today!

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14:00 - 14:20 Introduction (20 mins) Lisa Grogan, Co-CEO Overlap Associates Martin Stow, Nexus Director Adam Crawford, Director, Leeds Social Sciences Institute (5-10 mins)

14:20 - 14:55 Design Thinking Presentation (35 mins) Brock Hart, Co-CEO Overlap Associates Dennis Dokter, Relationship Officer, Nexus

14:55 - 15:00 5 Minute Reflection with comments in Chat channel

15:00 - 15:20 Breakout Sessions (20 mins) Facilitated sessions for small groups to share, explore and apply the Overlap human-centred design: Pro Tool - The Empathy Map

15:20 - 15:30 Large Group Reflection and next steps (10 mins)

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About Overlap

Overlap is a problem-solving company. We work on complex problems.

We take a powerful human-centred approach to help people work better, break down silos, increase internal communication, think differently about strategy, collaborate and create better products, services and plans.

We create better outcomes because ours is a deeply empathetic, richly human and solutions-focused approach.

Overlappers are a diverse team of service designers, strategists, engagement specialists, coaches and trainers operating from offices in Canada and the UK. We are united by a common mission to share the power of design and a singular, unwavering focus to deliver exceptional value for our customers.

At Overlap, we are passionate about transformation. We are dedicated to unleashing the extraordinary potential in the people we serve. We help people build capacity for more ideas, new thinking, creative cultures, a new way to work and better results.