Our first session of the Empathy in Innovation Series is an introduction to empathy and why it is a powerful learning tool in the early stages of innovation. During this session, we will work as a group to define what empathy it is, its role in innovation, and take a systematic approach to empathize with people in unique situations. No laptops or supplies are needed! Just bring your enthusiasm and we will supply the rest!
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.
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.