Innovation 101

What to Bring

  • Your willingness to collaborate

Innovation 101

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the process of innovation as you go from problem to product in just a few short hours
  • Working in groups, you’ll get to the bottom an everyday problem; come up with solutions, and then build a prototype of the best idea

What You Get

  • All the materials needed to kickstart that brain of yours

Description

Innovation is a scary word.

 

It sounds like the kind of thing that sharp techies do in Silicon Valley. Or white-coated researchers achieve in university laboratories.

But the truth is, innovation can come from anyone and anywhere. And that means you.

 

In this course you’ll learn the process of innovation as you go from problem to product in just a few short hours. Working in groups, you’ll get to the bottom an everyday problem; come up with solutions, and then build a prototype of the best idea.

 

We’ve been honing our innovation process for the last two years. We put together the best innovation practices from Google, IDEO, General Electric and more, then hacked them for speed. To date, we’ve taught close to a thousand people how to innovate. Our course is fun, fast and easy to pick up.

 

If you want a taste of design thinking, human-centred design or collaborative innovation, then this is the place to start.

Tutor Profile:

We are the Frothonauts: a Sydney innovation and design start-up with a strong focus on hardware. We joined forces a few years ago, brought together by our love for creating products you can touch and feel (as appose to the old 1s and 0s).

 

To help get our innovation process tight AF (and spread the froth), we created The Innovators Club, a place where anyone could learn to innovate. That was 18 months ago. We now offer immersive product innovation courses, a crowdfunding academy and consulting services to our 500+ members.

 

Sacha Pantschenko:

Sacha is our resident industrial designer and tech-head. He’s got over a decade of experience getting inside the head of customers and clients to produce epic results. Case in point: The Butter-Up; Australia’s highest-grossing Kickstarter design project.

 

Rich Brophy: 

After 10 years of stand-up comedy, Rich knows how to wrangle a crowd. He’s created advertising for some of Australia’s biggest brands, scorched his fingers soldering circuits, and invented a repair kit for thongs. As in the ones on your feet.

 

Lil Ruccttinger: 

What’s life like on the Silicon Valley R&D scene? Ask Lil. She’s in her second stint as part of a Silicon Valley start-up – currently sitting pretty as COO of internationally lauded fashion start-up LUSTR. Lil is a specialist in human-centred design and a kick-arse salsa dancer.

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