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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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Class Schedule

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 will get
  • All the materials needed to kickstart that brain of yours

What to bring
  • Your willingness to collaborate

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Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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