Agile Feds: A Design Sprint

Two evening workshop
May 7 & 14
6:15p – 9:15p
Studio 2
0 Units

“According to Deloitte’s third annual survey of nearly 7,800 Millennials (those born 1983 or later) from 28 countries, more than three-quarters (78 percent) of survey responders said they were influenced by how innovative a company was when deciding if they wanted to work there, yet just 22 percent believe the most innovative solutions are most likely to come from government,” [NextGov, 28 Jan 14].

The federal government isn’t typically thought of as a creative, flexible, or great workplace for human experiences, but this class sets out to change that.

In Agile Feds class, through project driven insights, interdisciplinary teams of students will design new models for workforce agility to unleash federal workers’ creative potential while making the federal government a desirable employer for the next generation of public servants.

In this hands-on design sprint you will tackle an important organizational design challenge by defining key terms (what do we mean by agility?), peer-to-peer interviews, problem framing, rapid ideation, lightning round critiques, and prototyping creative concept posters and quick videos. Teams will present their artifacts and prototypes in a two-minute “Superbowl” commercial.

Teaching Team
Melissa Kline Lee, Fellow and Lecturer, d. School
Abby Wilson, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Design Lab Director (previously with the LUMA Institute).

Enrollment limited to 24 graduate and undergraduate students. Applications due April 14 at 11:59pm. Apply here: