Landscape As Lens: Design Thinking Your Goals

November 9, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Where is my place in this word? In this workshop, use design thinking to uncover personal or professional needs and wants, and identify new and exciting solutions to meet those needs.

  • Kammok
  • 1401 E 7th St
  • Austin, TX 78702

As an adult third culture kid, my art has been driven by the constant, subversive question: where is my place in this word? I’ve become fascinated with how we decide between staying and going as we try to make an answer to that question.

By unpacking the personal connections we have to meaningful physical places, we recount our values, our histories, and our motivations, which is especially significant when we’re at the crux of transition.

Using the components of landscapes that speak to you as an individual, this workshop will provide an introduction to design thinking and methodologies to:

  • Pinpoint your particular stage in the four phases of transition
  • Uncover personal or professional needs and wants
  • Identify new and exciting solutions to meet those needs
  • Prototype your ideal personal and professional scenarios
  • Design quick experiments to start to test and learn
  • Create clear steps you can start taking immediately

These perspectives will allow us to design more meaningful goals and more realistic steps--- whether we're crafting a poem, shaping visual art, creating an operations procedure, or even making a move to a new neighborhood.

Facilitator: Karly Borden

Karly helps individuals reconnect with their personal, professional, and entrepreneurial values and goals using design thinking methodologies. As a coach, one of the themes in her career includes supporting, equipping, and inspiring people who are in self-selected transitions-- ranging from entrepreneurs launching businesses to career-changers stepping into a new industry.

Location Partner: Kammok

Kammok is an outdoor gear company located on the east side of Austin, focused on designing high quality, beautiful for elevated camping. They are a design-forward company, set apart by the technical components of their hammocks, sleeping bags, and other gear. Swing by their gear shop during store hours and learn more at

Parking and transit: Street parking

  • 1401 E 7th St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  • DAY
  • Thursday, November 9th
  • TIME
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Karly Borden
  • Free with registration

1401 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

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