Product Design as an Outreach Opportunity

4pm - 5pm, Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Learn how Rocketmakers combined their product design process with outreach to young people from less advantaged communities.

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As tech companies, we’re always talking about how to get more young people into tech, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. With strains on our time and budgets, it can sometimes be difficult to find opportunities to engage with schools, universities and young people directly.

At Rocketmakers, we were recently lucky enough to be able to combine our product design process with outreach to young people from less advantaged communities. It got us thinking, could there be more opportunities like this for tech companies to engage with young people in ways that are mutually beneficial? And not just in terms of future jobs and hires, but offering real two way value in the present.

We’ll talk you through how we engaged young people with the product design and testing process, adding value to both our final product and to the young people themselves. We’ll then open the floor to a discussion of other examples of, and opportunities for, this sort of positive social engagement.

When

4pm - 5pm, Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Where

Rocketmakers, 20 Manvers St, Bath, BA1 1JW

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Rocketmakers, 20 Manvers St, Bath, BA1 1JW

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