Design for Community Development











Join us for an interactive workshop on how design thinking can be used as a tool to address some of the toughest challenges faced in community-based work. This session will feature an overview of the fundamentals of human-centred design thinking and guide participants through the creative problem-solving process that can be applied to their own projects. We will briefly explore each phase of the design thinking process and have the opportunity to collaborate and practice the methods in creatively focused exercises.
This workshop is part of the O’Neil Foundation Community Impact Pilot Program.

Some Benefits of using Human-centered Design Thinking? 
• Accelerate innovation and creative thinking
• Better align with the needs of the people served
• Helps to discover new opportunities
• Fosters inclusion and collaboration
• Accelerate decision-making
• Reduce risk and uncertainty
• Align around a shared vision

• Gain better understanding of human centred design thinking
• Introduce new tools and methods to improve creative potential
• Hone design-centred skills in areas such as empathy and ideation
• Learn new ways to better understand and connect with key stakeholders
• Practice the design process and consider how it applies in your own work
• Opportunities for networking and peer interaction

Light refreshments will be provided.


Terri Burch, Strategic Design MBA, is a Design Strategist and founding Principal of BLOOM, a strategic design consultancy based in Detroit, Michigan. BLOOM partners with leaders of innovation and transformational change in their organizations and communities to design and facilitate workshops, training, and team collaborations that build capacity and inform strategic decision-making using human-centred design thinking, lean business, and creativity-boosting methods. Terri has drawn from over 14 years experience advising non-profits, SMEs, and multinational organizations to become a leading facilitator and training on strategic design thinking tools, methods and mindsets. She is a Strategic Design MBA fellow of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and a certified design charrette community planner. Terri has also developed the design thinking curriculum at Grand Circus Detroit, where she is an instructor and works with DesignThinkers Group USA and DesignThinkers Academy, a global innovation and training agency, as a Service Designer. Most recently, Terri has worked with leading organizations in Detroit, across the U.S. and abroad to develop and lead design and innovation projects with organizations such as Lawrence Tech University, Grand Circus Detroit, W.K. Kellogg, Kresge Foundation, IFF, and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.  

Charities and non-profit organizations

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


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  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Venue: EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor

    Where: 2455 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor On N9B 3P4

    Cost: Free