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Corporate University PDN - Design Thinking: From Concept to Practice

  • May 26, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Perkins+Will, 330 N. Wabash Ave. #3600, Chicago, IL 60611

Design Thinking: From Concept to Practice

Spring has officially sprung, and we are celebrating the season with a topic related to creativity and new ideas: design thinking.  Join us for an interactive session to explore this intriguing approach to conceptualizing problems and creating solutions.  

You’ve heard of the term “design thinking,” but what does that really mean?  This interactive session will give you an overview of design thinking as a concept and provide real life examples of how design thinking principles have been implemented.  You will also have hands-on practice on how to put yourself in a design thinking mind-set with an engaging activity you can use with your own teams.


No Charge - RSVP required to gain entry into the building

To RSVP: Contact Naomi Berkove, nberkove@cannondesign.com, 312-960-8108


Networking: 6:00-6:30 PM 

Session: 6:30–8:15 PM  


Emily Messer has been with Health Care Service Corporation (BCBSIL) for 8 years and is the Manager over their divisional instructional design teams. Her background is in instructional design (MS Ed, Curriculum & Instruction) and she has a design thinking concentration as part of her MBA, certified via the Grenoble Graduate School of Management.

April Kenfield is a talent management consultant helping organizations to utilize employee performance as a competitive advantage.  She specializes in needs assessment and program development, coaching, training, performance management and change management.  She has worked in both business and non-profit sectors with organizations including Sun Microsystems, Right Management, Inc., Chicago Architecture Foundation and Arab American Family Services.

A big “thank you” to Emily Messer, April Kenfield, and Susan Gonzalez for organizing and facilitating the session and to Ann Peters and Mark Rhein at the architecture and design firm Perkins+Will for generously hosting.  I hope you can join us!



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