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Community Design-a-thon for the Boston Harbor Islands

  • CIC Boston - Anchor 1st Floor 50 Milk Street Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

Join AIGA Boston and Boston Harbor Now at Fab@CIC in our first ever design-a-thon as we solve for a local challenge: the Boston Harbor Islands ferry schedule. 

In a community-focused, design hackathon, participants will collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups to research, brainstorm, prototype, and propose solutions to the Boston Harbor Island ferry schedule experience to a panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes such as Boston Harbor Island ferry tickets. 

The entire workshop / hackathon will be facilitated by Ela Ben-Ur from the Innovators’ Compass; Ela worked 13 years at IDEO, has taught courses from product design to life design at Olin College and has offered workshops through MIT, Sloan, Babson, Dartmouth, and Harvard. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 
As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to work with well-known mentors across the Boston design community and network and brainstorm with your peers, while sharpening your design-thinking and prototyping skills in this agile hackathon event. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Anyone interested in design thinking and passionate about designing for the Boston community. 

Nibbles, coffee, and tea from Flour provided. Introduction, design thinking activities throughout the day, ending with judging.