What we'll do

The Design Sprint is a five-day curated process which enables Design Led Problem Solving. This is a highly collaborative process that helps answer critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at Google Ventures by Jake Knapp, the process is used for business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking and more. It helps cut short endless debate cycles and ensure that voices of multiple stakeholders are heard and taken into consideration.

Kavita Arvind and Amruta Shah are design practitioners whose work has covered the range and breadth of Communication Design, Design Education, Art & Social Design.
They recently founded The Think Factory as a way and means of extending their core expertise in Design Thinking to a larger audience and the industry at large. At The Think Factory, they have used the Sprint Method for businesses of different sizes, scales and domains. The sprints were aimed at tackling problems across verticals.

During this meet-up, The Think Factory team will present their work, a couple of case studies and share their experiences of leading and facilitating Design Sprints for organisations in India. They will share their journey at The Think Factory and the different β€˜hits’ and β€˜misses’ and the new learnings gained from the sprint process.

About our speakers:-

Amruta Shah
I am incredibly optimistic about the power of Design Thinking. I have used Design Methods to run projects at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, where I have led projects ranging from exhibition design for the Mapila Museum in Kannur; to product design for the museum store at the Museum of Art and Photography in Bangalore. I have taught Design Process and Methodology across various courses at Srishti ranging from Illustration, Children's Books Design, Narratives and Storytelling, Typography and Paper Art. My training has been in Fine Art (Painting) - a Master's degree at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and a Bachelor's Degree from the MS University in Baroda. I have been part of various group and solo shows since.

Kavita Arvind
I am passionate about learning. I have over the past 18 years worked with a range of issues from rural health, gender equity, to caste and inclusion. What interests me especially is how the organised, meticulous, analytical and often intuitive method of Design Thinking helps break down complex issues leading to clear design directions. I studied film at the National Institute of Design, and have a Masters in Design in Education from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. As a design educator, I have taught at both my alma maters, leading projects in collaboration with Katha, Tulika, WTI on areas that range from social inclusion, disability, mythology and gender activism. My work now has grown to include all aspects of Communication Design with a focus on Social Design, Critical Design and Speculative Design.