Ideas City: Design Thinking Workshop

Professional Trainings
About This Project


Using interactive activities to gather feedback and build ideas at an inspirational festival.


IDEAS CITY is an annual three-day event hosted by the New Museum in New York City to explore the future of cities through a wide variety of themes, focusing on creative, cutting edge ideas to bolster civic engagement. The festival uses lectures, workshops, projects, performances, and exhibitions to drive curiosity and action.




In 2015, TYTHEdesign hosted an interactive community engagement workshop, “Hearing the Unheard,” addressing the festival’s “Invisible Cities” theme. The hour-long workshop attracted a small group of students and community members, introducing participants to the design thinking approach through experiential activities.  Throughout the workshop, we offered a glimpse on how individuals can use collaborate tools and activities to navigate local based challenge to include the perspectives of their community, refine opportunities and analyze patterns .




Transferrable Techniques for Design-Based Research

The workshop taught students a transferrable collaboration technique and built skills around direct feedback collection and evaluation for diverse settings. Individuals walked away with an understanding of how to create ideas, gather feedback and set expectations for collaborative work.





Facilitator: Kristina Drury


Year: 2015