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Empathy in Innovation Series: Mini Design Challenge

Thursday, June 20th @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm


* Please note that this session starts at 4:00pm and runs 3 hours instead of 2 as in previous weeks.

The last workshop of the Empathy in Innovation Series will apply what we know about empathy in a design challenge that forces us to take on both sides of two opposing viewpoints. Those attending may wish to bring a laptop or smartphone with them, but neither are required. The content of this workshop is a secret!


About the Empathy in Innovation Series:

The core of innovation requires that we understand a problem from the perspective of those who experience it. Empathy is the ability of putting yourself in another’s place and experiencing the world from a different frame of mind. The Empathy in Innovation Sessions are a series of modular workshops aimed to help you develop your ability to empathize with the people you want to help. The workshops are independent so there is no penalty if you are unable to make one of them. Expect to engage in unique and challenging perspectives that will help you discover your creative potential.


About Alex:

Alex Sproul is the Lab Co-Ordinator at ShiftKey Labs. He has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience from Acadia University and is currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Alex is a published science fiction author, an alumnus of the Nova Scotia Sandboxes Creativity and Innovation Bootcamp 2018, and the founder of the creative writing society, Dal Writes.





Thursday, June 20th
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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ShiftKey Labs


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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