Designing for Clients as Collaborators

Shuya Gong

Designing for Clients as Collaborators

Shuya Gong

Where

Zoom

When

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dubai Time | Wed, Dec 16

5 hours

All

About Speaker

Shuya Gong

Senior Designer

IDEO CoLab

Shuya Gong is a senior designer at IDEO CoLab. With a background in mechanical engineering and venture design from Harvard, she prototypes the future with member companies at the CoLab by exploring how emerging technologies catalyze systemic change. Shuya is an instructor and Design Innovation Fellow at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and has collaborated with the likes of Target, H&M, Nasdaq, Fidelity on projects spanning the future of food, insurance, fashion, finance, and more. Talk to her about living life without plastic, rapid prototyping, and the dystopian (and utopian!) ways technology might change our daily lives.  

Shuya Gong is a senior designer at IDEO CoLab and an instructor and Design Innovation Fellow at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Talk to her about living life without plastic, rapid prototyping, and the dystopian (and utopian!) ways technology might change our daily lives.  

With a background in mechanical engineering and venture design from Harvard, she prototypes the future with companies at the CoLab by exploring how emerging technologies generate systemic change. She has collaborated with Target, H&M, Nasdaq, Fidelity on projects spanning the future of food, insurance, fashion, finance, and more.


Shuya Gong’s talk will address the question of how to design for users that don’t yet exist. Come and find out how to prototype with technology still in it’s evolution, get continuously inspired to design for an inclusive future, while still keeping a human-centered process.

About Online Workshop

What if working with your client felt like a collab with your favorite designer? What if they could subscribe to the work that you want to be doing, rather than dictate the deliverables? In this workshop, through a mix of case studies and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn and practice reframing your process into a collaborative one between client and designer. Together with Shuya, you’ll re-design the start of a project and setting culture rituals so that your process with a client can feel more like a continued partnership, rather than just a deadline and deliverables.

Key Takeaways

  • New business models for design studios
  • Collaborative tools to speed up your workflow
  • Defining the culture of your work
  • Designing with, not for clients
  • Practice design strategy and learn from each other

How to Join

This session will be carried out using a Zoom video call.

Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What is provided

  • Recorded live session

What to prepare

  • Bring your own past project work and proposals to put your own unique brand on collaborative design.

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