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OSI Design Thinking Tutorial

Track: BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: D139-140

Moderator: Danese Cooper, Director, Open Source Initiative

Michael Tiemann has posted a comprehensive primer on Design Thinking at his OSI Blog (, but the gist is this: Design Thinking is gaining considerable traction among mainstream executives, and Design Thinking is very consonant with many of the best practices we know from the world of Open Source.

Michael first learned about Design Thinking when he joined the Brand+Design group at Red Hat, and has since seen dozens of sessions tackling projects that range from designing sales campaigns to prioritizing user requirements for Red Hat's internal IT.

In this tutorial, Michael will briefly cover the history of Design Thinking, some examples of its success, and then will focus most of the session on the actual practice of the process. He does have an ulterior motive: Michael will apply the process of Design Thinking on Wednesday to the question "How should we (re)design the OSI?", and he needs people schooled in the process to help make it work!