Like most people, you've probably had a great idea, forgot about it and then have seen it on a store shelf a few years later.
In Sydney, Australia two design shops are joining forces to try and solve this frustration by running a hands on workshop series titled REFRAMED.
“The goal of REFRAMED is to empower more people with basic creative skills to get ideas out of their heads and into the real world quickly”, states Josh Saling, one of the REFRAMED organisers.
The founders hope that introducing everyday people to the tools and methods that designers and innovators use to develop products will help many more great ideas to be realised and brought to life.
Another aspect of REFRAMED is to show people that developing ideas can be fun. The other half of REFRAMED, Enrico Penzo says that, "Play is an important aspect of conceptualising ideas and pushing them forward."
There are many workshops out there which focus on developing apps, REFRAMED however is focused on ideas with a hardware component, whether it is a stand alone physical invention or a connected device that integrates with a software service.
REFRAMED is now taking applications. The first series will be held over five sessions in January 2015 - March 2015. To apply, submit your idea at www.reframedworkshops.com
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