SkyDeck Hosts Google Design Workshop
As part of our new addition to the Berkeley Acceleration Method, the Design Methods module, SkyDeck hosted our inaugural Google Design Workshop. The BAM curriculum is SkyDeck’s experience-based program that provides teams with the necessary tools to launch on their trajectory for success in their market. SkyAdvisor Tim Smith is the pioneer for the new design module that will include design tools for startups as well as rapid prototyping resources.
The Google Design Workshop challenged SkyTeams and SkyAdvisors to work in teams to discover creative solutions for a prompted case study. Google designers and researchers offered insight into problem solving from a design perspective and the participants applied these lessons throughout the workshop, from ideation to product execution.
Some teams were so passionate about the products they had created in just hours that as the day concluded, SkyTeams joked about leaving their companies to pursue their ideas. We hope to continue to offer this valuable experience for future cohorts as a reminder that design is an essential element for startups in all industries.