Design Safari workshop // New York Design Week

Together with Maria Potoroczyn (Fahrenheit 212) we created and facilitated Design Safari Workshop during the New York Design Week (NYCxDesign) 2015. The event was supported and co-financed by Polish Consulate for Trade and Investment New York and by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Design Safari Workshop is a fast-paced, fun, and inspiring exploration of unique retail & service experiences around Manhattan that help participants contextualize the panel conversation that happened earlier and anchor them in real-life, successful innovations beyond products. Focused on current changes in economies characterized by rapidly evolving standards for the production and management of information, services, and experiences. Led by Henryk Stawicki (Parsons MS Strategic Design & Management) and Maria Potoroczyn (Fahrenheit 212)  – two bold facilitators with the passion for human-centered design.

We aim to motivate participants for taking action, sharing raw ideas, failing early in order to learn and experiment. While usually the introductory part of our safari workshops takes place inside the building, the experimentation phase takes participants outside where they can test assumptions in the real environment, with real users. We call this Design Safari or G.O.O.B. (Get Out of the Building).

The Design Safari project was co-financed from the funds granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the competition for the public task “Cooperation with Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad in 2015.”