Reimagining Local Communities Summer Design Sprint (virtual)
Covid forced innovator how to come up with ways to re-imagine businesses, whether
they be food, clothes, profit or nonproft. Post vaccine, UGA students can contribute
to bringing their own local communities and the Athens economy back to life.
The 2021 Summer Design Sprint will introduce to UGA students the tools needed to help
Athens businesses flourish. Design thinking mitigates risk by developing concepts
and hypotheses from a user centric ciew which will then be tested and validated through
interactive prototyping. This program will be delivered by several Design Thinking
faculty from across campus.
Who can participate?
Any student enrolled at UGA
How big are the teams?
We prefer teams of at least 2 or more
What’s my time commitment?
Each Monday we hold a 60-75 minute session starting at 5:15pm with subject matter
experts. There is a weekly deliverable due Fridays to keep your challenge on track.
Value to students:
- Make a specific IMPACT in communities
- Develop creative self-sufficiency
- Learn Design Thinking tools for businesses
- Practice teamwork skills
- Build your resume
Which disciplines can participate?
We encourage students of all levels and disciplines to participate
Contact DON CHAMBERS: Donald.Chambers@uga.edu
Kickoff & Human Centered Design - Don Chambers, Terry College of Business
Empathy - Dr. Kristina Jaskyte-Bahr, School of Social Work
Problem Definition - Andrew Potter, Director of University Experiential Learning
Ideation - Dee Warmath, College of Family & Consumer Sciences
Prototype and Pitch - Don Chambers, Entrepreneurship Program
$2,500 in cash prizes
Opportunities to continue product development in an entrepreneurship or accelerator