Location: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
“When the government came to us and asked us to redesign the ballot, we said we wouldn’t redesign the ballot,” says a designer in this 2012 documentary by filmmaker Mu-Ming Tsai, “but what we would do is redesign the election experience.” That exchange serves as the basis for Design & Thinking — how modern technological changes and design thinking are being applied to society and business.
One of the hottest trends and topics in the tech/start-up world, design thinking theory has become course fodder at top business schools such as Stanford and Harvard. The core principles, which read like an overhead slide at a TED Talk, are: understand, explore, prototype and evaluate.
Tsai’s film interviews designers, business owners, educators, social entrepreneurs, cyclists, chefs, scientists, start-up developers and even filmmakers to get their take on how the process works.
David Furman, FAIA
Marley Carroll, FAIA, C Design Inc.
Mikale Kwiatkowski, UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture
An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members and $5 for students. (Student tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone. Must present student ID to claim.) Purchase tickets online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.