Kat Reiser

Creating something is simple, but creating the right thing is a challenge. This course offers an introduction to the processes and tools designers utilize to solve intricate and ambiguous problems and generate innovative solutions. The course begins by exploring various techniques for dissecting and comprehending complex issues. Following this, you'll dive into a hands-on design challenge, giving you the opportunity to navigate through crucial phases of the design process. This includes defining the problem, analyzing it using established and personal frameworks, igniting creative ideas, and ultimately, forming your own distinct viewpoint.

Offsite Student

Offsite Student is designed for beginners, meaning that individuals without a design background are eligible and encouraged to enroll in this course.


Wednesday 4–5pm CST

Learning Outcomes

  • Design Fluency: Gain proficiency in the language of design, understanding key aspects of design thinking and methodologies.

  • Problem-Solving Tools: Learn versatile methods for tackling not just design projects, but also complex challenges in various fields.

  • Enhanced Idea Generation: Develop the skill to create and rationalize stronger solutions that effectively address complex issues, making a real-world impact.
  • Collaborative Community: Work alongside peers to refine design ideas, fostering a supportive and growth-oriented community.

  • Showcase Project: Conclude the course with a compelling project that demonstrates your adeptness at navigating and resolving contemporary challenges.

  • Transformative Perspective: Adopt a designer's mindset, altering how you view the world, a change that will extend beyond the course.

Kat Reiser

Kat Reiser, a distinguished design strategist, stands out in her field. With a foundation in industrial design and a Master of Design Methods from the Institute of Design, she tackles significant social issues of our time. During the day, Kat is a Senior Design Strategist at Booz Allen Hamilton, working with federal government clients to address national challenges through creative design approaches. Outside of her day job, she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with the Offsite community.

© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724

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© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724