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Designing for Social Impact

Chicago's design leaders discuss creating products and services that serve the public good

Apr 04
  • April 4
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Eight Bit Studios

Join Eight Bit Studios and General Assembly for an engaging discussion with some of Chicago's design leaders making an impact in our city and around the world. We’ll hear from local change-makers about how to create products and services with the express intent of being for the public good.

Key takeaways:

  • Gain insight from designers on how they use Design Thinking techniques to build community and create impact
  • Understand how Human Centered Design methods can be applied to social challenges
  • Learn how to form effective and engaged community groups to work towards social good and create real impact

Why it matters: Collaboration and community led efforts help ideas get off the ground. By learning to apply Human Centered Design techniques to build community around ideas, not just for ideas, you can create a bigger impact. Discover ways to tackle design challenges holistically and create meaningful solutions.


  • Check-in and Networking 5:30 – 6:00p
  • Panel Discussion 6:00 – 7:00p
  • Q+A and Networking 7:00 – 8:00p
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