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Design Process: your key to creative problem solving
What’s for
dinner
Engaging with Waukon
Accept Situation
Analyze
Defin...
Credit: Universal Traveler, Koberg and Bagnall, 1976.
Waving Our Magic Wands: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking
Bate...
“Waving our Magic Wands: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking”
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Universal traveler design sequence final

  1. 1. Design Process: your key to creative problem solving What’s for dinner Engaging with Waukon Accept Situation Analyze Define Ideate Select Implement Evaluate Waving Our Magic Wands: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking Bates+Erickson Iowa State University Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit 2014
  2. 2. Credit: Universal Traveler, Koberg and Bagnall, 1976. Waving Our Magic Wands: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking Bates+Erickson Iowa State University Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit 2014
  3. 3. “Waving our Magic Wands: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking” The Waukon, Iowa community has come to you to help address their future. Working in a multidisciplinary group, utilize your own discipline and use the 7 steps discussed today to create a process specific for the community of Waukon. The City of Waukon, Iowa Background: • Waukon is the county seat located in Allamakee County o Located 17 miles from the Wisconsin border, 18 miles from the Minnesota boarder, and 15 miles from the Mississippi River • The county and the city of Waukon have experienced a downward trend in population over the last ten years. o Fewer than 4,000 in the city o County population of 14,300 • Historically an agricultural based community and not a destination community o Looking at how to position their future • Scenic natural setting numerous parks, historical sites, and a number of recreational and outdoor opportunities. • Cost of living is below the national average • Features include o Excellent educational system, golf courses, a 46 acre city park, trails, wellness and aquatic center, local merchants, a local radio station, weekly newspaper, municipal airport, and state of the art medical facilities • The median age is 44.6 o US it is 37.5 o 98.5% White in ethnicity and the county is 95.7% White o 11.2% of families living under poverty around the same amount for the state of Iowa • Loss or leakage of retail dollars from the city o Main Street houses a number of independent retailers along with a number of empty retail spaces, buildings in need of repair, and underutilized housing options. Waving Our Magic Wands: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking Bates+Erickson Iowa State University Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit 2014

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