Creativ Connects 2023

FORGE NETWORKS
& FIND CONNECTIONS!

A Digital Design Thinking Meet-Up held on the 1st Tuesday of every Month. Here is what to expect:

1. Networking

2. Valuable Discussions 

3. Freelance Roundtables 

Please let me know what you would like to get out of our Creativ Connects - I always welcome a 1:1 catch-up. Drop me a line and we will setup a call.

Strength in Numbers

Creativ Connect was created with the intention of cultivating a friendly and safe space for facilitators to share stories, make connections, receive friendly advice and practice applying some design thinking techniques.

When a diverse group of designers, dreamers, doers, activists, storytellers and creators, come together, ideas abound and future possibilities get more exciting.


We meet in cyberspace! Our digital meet-ups allows creatives & activists from anywhere in the world join in the conversation. Make sure you're part of it!

What to 
Expect

1. Networking

Learn from well-known designers, activists, and everyone in between!

2. Valuable Discussions

Opportunities to chat and connect with fellow creatives. You can discuss anything and everything from design thinking methods to your current work to seek feedback, advice, help and support.

3. Freelance Roundtables

Gentle workouts for our Design Thinking muscles in a safe space with friendly support. We practice some tried and tested methods and sometimes experiment with new ones

 

 

 

An Assortment of 
Past Events and Meetups

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Past Events & Meetups

Design Thinking Meetup 
Tuesday 09-Aug-2022 - Workshop Planning
Tuesday 05-Jul-2022 - Prototyping
Tuesday 07-Jun-2022 - Discussion about our different uses of DT
Tuesday 03-May-2022 - Ways for people (in a workshop) to get to know each other whether they already know each other or not
Tuesday 05-Apr-2022 - What is DT ? - an experience and a discussion
Tuesday 01-Mar-2022 - Different ways of using Storytelling
Tuesday 01-Feb-2022 - Developing Success Metrics for a Social Enterprise Project
Tuesday 04-Jan-2022 - Two facilitation questions
Tuesday 07-Dec-2021 - Prototyping & Testing
Tuesday 02-Nov-2021 - Affinity Clustering
Tuesday 05-Oct-2021 - Interviewing & dealing with resistance
Tuesday 07-Sep-2021 - Facilitation Tips continued
Tuesday 3rd August - Facilitation Tips
Tuesday 6th July 2021 - reframing continued
Tuesday 1st June 2021 - reframing
Tuesday 4th May 2021 - ethnographic research
Tuesday 6th April 2021 - ideation & crazy-8s
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - stakeholder mapping
Tuesday 2nd Febuary 2021 - developing an idea - round robin
Tuesday 5th January 2021 - facilitation
Tuesday 1st December 2020 - DT principles

Design Thinking - An Immersive Experience 
21-Oct-2020 & 03-Nov-2020

I ran this event during the IAF E&W 2020 Conference for people who were curious about Design Thinking workshop techniques or just fancied a short immersive and fun workshop experience. We applied the "Experience First and Explain Second” principle. We experienced a technique which can be used as a workshop icebreaker while at the same time demonstrating the power of Design a Thinking technique. After the short experience we has a brief discussion about key Design Thinking workshop characteristics and had an open Q&A. I ran it again in November.

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