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What is Design Thinking
“...a proven and repeatable problem solving
protocol that any business or profession can
employ to achieve extraordinary results.”
A human centered approach to innovation that
is powered by a thorough understanding of
what people want and need in their lives.
What is Placemaking
The process of collectively shaping the public
realm to foster economic, social and cultural
connections that maximizes shared value.
Design Thinking +
Placemaking = LOCI
February 12th. Empathy Day Insights
“ What does strength mean to you in your
“ What are institutions of strength within your
“ In what ways can we strengthen our
Volunteering & Coordinating
Infrastructure and Social Programs
Foundational Laws (Pillars) that officials uphold. We
need more pinnacle leaders who uphold these societal
Principal laws to help societal interests
Founding fathers. Are a representation of strength in the
Strength is enabling an environment where people talk
to each other and create community ecosystems that
enable this. In terms of Philadelphia, center city seems
more disconnected on a community level.
A strong will
Positive word for woman
7.5 acres. 650 x 650. 43,000 sq. ft
Peace of mind
Ability to overcome obstacles
10 years of volunteering to take photos
Family is a pillar to life and strength
Perseverance. Running up the rocky steps.
Develop a focus and singularity to get people to think
more specific and enable dialogue.
No communication = weak
We have to communicate information to know what the
problem is and how to handle things.
(2 rotations. 5 minutes each)
Things they are trying
that can be leveraged
in your design.
- Where. The public realm in Philadelphia
- When. Sunday March 1st.
- What. Temporary one day placemaking
- Budget. Confined to individual resource pool
(meaning no major $$$ to invest).
How can we facilitate community strength with a one day placemaking project?
Share solutions & Capture feedback
Individually share your findings with your team.
As you share your findings. Other participants
should capture + notate feedback.
Reflect and generate a new solution
COLLECTIVELY AS A TEAM.
Present your team models
Vote for our intervention!
Sunday March 1st.
Continue the process….