OpenIDEO LA: Rethinking Plastics Hackathon

General Assembly Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Jul 22nd 2017
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OpenIDEO LA: Rethinking Plastics Hackathon

“How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?”Join OpenIDEO LA for a full day focused on human-centered-design (HCD) and sustainability.On July 22nd we will be hosting our first hackathon with facilitated exercises by local experts around ideation, prototyping and testing. Come with a team or ready to join, and get hands on experience learning HCD and problem solving for social impact. 

Over the course of of the day you will:

Form a team: network and collaborate with local impact community and get feedback from international teams

Ideate (brainstorm): learn the human-centered design exercises and process of dreaming up moonshot ideas, collaborating, and honing down to one idea.

Prototype: communicate your solution through a working prototype

Test + Iterate: go out into the world and test your prototype's assumptions with real users and then iterate the idea!

Receive mentorship: meet with design thinking experts who will facilitate exercises and be available for one of one advice.

Enter to win $10,000: All early-stage ideas submitted to the Circular Design Challenge have a chance to win US$10,000 for implementation.


Date: Saturday, July 22ndTime: 9:00AM - 4:00PM PSTLocation:General Assembly DTLA360 East 2nd St, Los Angeles CA.  Rm. 3 (4th floor)

Perfect all backgrounds, HCD beginners and seasoned vets alike. Come meet fellow innovators in the community and dig into one of our leading environmental challenges, plastic!


What is human-centered design? A creative approach based on a designer’s process that is used to generate ideas and create solutions. It starts with the people that you are designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs.

What is OpenIDEO? OpenIDEO is a global community of professionals working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges. OpenIDEO has over 50,000 community members from 170+ countries.

Who is OpenIDEO LA? OpenIDEO LA takes the online real-world challenge and local issues to meet and  collaboratively ideate solutions using design thinking exercises.

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