Hello, again community!
Hope your fall is going smoothly, there's something about October and recently read something like "The clocks tick on, the year winds down and it seems no amount of pumpkin spice can stop the end of the year from creeping in". That said, OpenIDEO San Francisco Chapter is ready to tackle OpenIDEO’s NextGen Cup Challenge, with and Ideas Event we are hosting on November 1st, 2018.
The focus of this event will be to source cup usability and experience research from locations around locally and around the world. If you are interested in building out your human-centered design practice, this will be a great opportunity to do so.
This event is part of the NextGen Cup Challenge hosted on OpenIDEO, which seeks to redesign the to-go fiber cup to be recoverable after use on a global scale. This open innovation initiative, led by Starbucks, McDonald's, and Closed Loop Partners, is the first phase of a multi-year, multi-industry consortium that aims to inspire the design and commercialization of global, circular product alternatives. Research gleaned from this event will be synthesized and surfaced to the greater NextGen Cup Challenge community.
Where: Google Community Space, 188 Embarcadero St.
When: November 1st, 6:00 pm.
6:00 pm - Doors open. Snacks and soft drinks.
Workshop kick-off where we’ll share the Challenge brief and research from our pre-launch event.
Background into Design Thinking, and working in small teams to generate potential solutions.
Pitch ideas, gather live feedback and understand how to submit your ideas to OpenIDEO for the chance to win funding.
8:30pm - Close.
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If you think anyone in your network would be interested in attending, feel free to forward them this email or share out on social media using the sample posts we’ve included below.
Pre-launch, Recology Visit and more
We will be sharing some of our findings from our pre-launch research event during this time, as well conversations and exchanges with organizations like Vegware, World Centric and our current partners at the NextGen Consortium and Closed Loop Partners from a recent webinar. We are also in the process of visiting Recology this month and in November. Addison will be coordinating these efforts, so make sure to send him an email if you are interested in joining one or both site visits. Contact: [email protected]
If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected]
All the best,
OI San Francisco Chapter Team
Challenge brief by OpenIDEO
More about OpenIDEO SF Chapter
OpenIDEO is the global, voluntary movement using human-centered design to solve tough social challenges. There are over 50 Chapters around the world, thousands of on and offline community members and the SF Chapter has been active for around 5 years. The community uses an open innovation model where multiple teams work towards specific Challenges, such as reducing food waste, re-imagining gratitude in the workplace with partners like the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and the most recent circular design challenge with Nike Grind.
More about Google Community Space
Google’s Community Space provides local Bay Area nonprofits with free access to event space and coworking areas.