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Chapter events March Meetup

March Meetup

Every other month, beginning in March, we will meet virtually on the first Wednesday and break out into small groups of 3 or 4 to get to know each other. We'll provide some questions ahead of time to make starting the conversation easy. Time allowing, we'll switch groups mid-way through. So you should leave each meeting knowing a handful of people, pretty well! On the opposite months (April, June, Aug...) you'll get to meet 3-6 members via email. We'll pose a few questions to some willing volunteers and collate their answers and send them right to your inbox. Know someone we should talk to for April or would you like to volunteer? Have some great conversation starter questions for us? Send them our way at duong.katherine@gmail.com! No need to purchase tickets--if you haven't already received our meeting invite, just email us to be added to the Google Group.

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Chapter events Designing Under Scarcity

Designing Under Scarcity

Join SDN MSP for a fully interactive discussion of the episode "Tunnel Vision" (https://tinyurl.com/scarcity-mentality) from the podcast "Hidden Brain" (36 mins). In this episode, host Shankar Vedantam explores the psychological phenomenon known as "scarcity" and how it hinders a person's ability to focus on anything other than the one thing they are missing. Please listen to the podcast episode before our Zoom meetup. During the meetup, we'll discuss what this phenomenon might mean for how we approach and interpret customer research and how we make key design decisions. The first-hand accounts in the podcast are powerful to hear, but if you need to read instead of listen, a transcript of the episode is available (https://www.npr.org/2017/03/23/521195903/how-the-scarcity-mindset-can-make-problems-worse) from NPR. Or, here's a related article (https://review.chicagobooth.edu/behavioral-science/2018/article/how-poverty-changes-your-mind-set) that you could read. We'll be breaking into smaller groups to allow everyone to have a chance to share their thoughts!

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Service Design in Minneapolis-St. Paul is very active among large corporations, smaller design agencies, and embedded within health care systems and the public sector.
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