MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2018 Activities by Sponsor - Edgerton Center

Design Lab: You

Jenny Jin, Max Evans, MIT SB 2018, Course 2

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

This IAP 2-week workshop introduces tools of human-center design thinking and design sprints —employed by Google and IDEO in product development and innovation — and applies them to the most important product of our lives: ourselves.  You will quickly learn the methodology of human center design - mindsets, needfinding, inspiration, ideation, rapid prototyping, tracking data, and iteration.  You’ll apply design methodology and conduct fieldwork towards a hands-on design challenge for a very specific user of one.  You are in the position of knowing that user the best, yet designing for our own lives has never felt or been that straightforward - why? What are the patterns of default perceptions and behaviors that each of us hold for different situations, and can we redesign them from the ground up? These are the questions that we will be probing through hands-on work and discussing with a community of fellow students and facilitators.

Enrollment: Limited to 12 participants; Advance sign-up required; Preference towards freshmen and sophomores. 

To register for this course, please send an email to Jennifer ( to reserve your slot.






Sponsor(s): Edgerton Center
Contact: Jenny Jin,

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