Summer
School

For High School and College Students

Day 1

7:30

Arrival to San Francisco International Airport

(a representatives of Silicon Valley Innovation Center will meet the group at the airport, accompany to the hotel and provide support during check-in)

7:30 - 9:00

Transfer to the hotel

9:00

Breakfast at the Hotel

11:00

Pick Up for Discovering San Francisco Tour

Sightseeing tour with a Russian-speaking guide (you will get familiar with the history and architecture of San Francisco, visit the city’s main landmarks, unique bridges – Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, the most crooked street in the world Lombard street, check out downtown areas such as Union Square, Little Italy, Chinatown, visit one of the most picturesque neighborhoods – Russian Hill, enjoy magnificent city views from the multitude of skyscrapers in the Financial District, go to the Palace of Fine Arts, Treasure Island, Pier 39 famous for its frolicking sea lions) and more.

14:00

Lunch at Tommy’s Joynt

18:00

Back to the hotel

Day 2

Empathic Understanding and Ability;
Ability to Effectively use Umpathy

Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Design Thinking

07:30 - 08:00

Breakfast

08:00

Transfer from the hotel

(representative of Silicon Valley Innovation Center will meet the participants in the hotel lobby. The participants will be transported to the venue of study by a comfortable bus)

08:30 - 09:20

Introduction

“Understanding Silicon Valley: Portrait of an Innovator of the XXI Century”. New values. Applying to the US Colleges. Orientation to Design Thinking Innovators Camp program.

Speakers

Dr. Andrey Kunov, President of Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) Marina Geer, Director of Educational Programs, SVIC

9:30 - 10:50

Presentation

Dr. Andrey Kunov, President of Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) Marina “Design Thinking and Solving Complex Tasks: Modern Vision of the Future”. The main areas where design thinking is being applied in the XXI century. The formation of design thinking. The inventions that will change our future.eer, Director of Educational Programs, SVIC

Expert

Partner at Innovationship LLC, former Principal at IDEO.

10:50 - 11:10

Break

11:20 - 12:30

Workshop

“Design thinking and creative intelligence: skills of being proactive and thinking positively.” ”Achievements. Leadership. Novelty. Creativity.

Expert

as above

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Workshop

“Design thinking and empathy: how to be successful regardless of the specific nature of activities and activity area”. The formation of “soft” skills. Objective understanding of values and beliefs of the end consumer. Learning to observe, get involved, immerse and overcome stereotypes and prejudices.

Experts and Location:

as above

16:00 - 17:30

Visit and Presentation at Intel

“Travelling through decades of innovation: the world of silicon technology.” Intel and the future of high technologies. Intel Science Talent Search program at Intel Education involves high school students in scientific experiments to identify future leaders in science and technology.

Experts and Location:

Manager at Intel
(Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers)

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

18:30

Dinner

Day 3

Focusing on a Specific Problem.
Searching for Ideas and Setting Goals.
How to Find a Good Idea and not to lose it.

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00

Transfer from the hotel

and Introduction to the program
of the day

10:00 - 11:20

Visit and Presentation at Univercity of California, San Francisco:

“Introduction to some innovative startups in biotech, based on UCSF forefront inventions.” How to understand if your idea can become commercially viable. Examples of successful and unsuccessful projects. How to create a team. Visit to DeGrado Lab (a research lab at UCSF with research focusing on small molecule and protein design as an approach to understanding macromolecule structure and function).

Expert:

Director of UCSF Entrepreneurship Center
(UCSF is one of the world’s leading universities in health sciences; The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF provides the knowledge, support and connections needed to scientists and clinicians who want to commercialize their inventions through a startup).

11:20 - 11:50

Transfer to University of San Francisco

12:00 - 14:30

Workshop

Design thinking and search for ideas: how to find an idea that solves a socially meaningful problem and is profitable.” The program participants will be given a wide context to support their search for acute problems of the modern age. Together with mentors they will visit innovative organizations and educational institutions. At the end of the “educational” tour each team will determine a number of issues that they will be working on during the remainder of the program. Creating focus groups to practice mirroring techniques.

Expert

Founder at Snowball Narrative, Lecturer at University of San Francisco, Co-author of a book “Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization”.

14:30 - 17:00

Teams Brainstorming and Ideas Creation (3 types)
Workshop

“Generating new ideas and innovative thinking: the search for new creative ideas and solutions to strategic problems.” Innovative techniques that help generate ideas and formulate a problem: design vision of a problem. At the end of the workshop the teams will determine a range of ideas. Each team will provide 3 ideas in the following categories: “most user-centric”, “rational”, “futuristic”.

Expert

as above.

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

18:00

Free time

Day 4

Building a Team.
Managing Creativity in Teams. Visit to UC Berkeley.

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00

Transfer from the hotel to UC Berkeley

and Introduction to the program
of the day

10:00 - 12:00

Visit and Business Game:

“Managing creative potential to develop an effective team: key features of a successful project team”. A business game for middle and high school students about design thinking and how it can help build a team. The distribution of the key roles in the project (inventors, programmers, designers, analysts and marketing specialists).

Expert:

Director, Berkeley Business Academy for Youth, HAAS School of Business at UC Berkeley
(The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley) is a major public research university located in Berkeley, California).

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch at UC Berkeley

13:00 - 14:00

Guided Tour of UC Berkeley Campus

14:00 - 14:45

Transfer to The Exploratorium

15:00 - 17:00

VISIT TO THE EXPLORATORIUM.

The Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco whose stated mission is to change the way the world learns. It has been described by the New York Times as the most important science museum to have opened since the mid-20th century.

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

18:00

Free time

18:30

Dinner

Day 5

Development of a Prototype for Selected Ideas.
Effective Storytelling.

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

08:30

Transfer from the hotel

09:30 - 10:50

WORKSHOP:

“Prototyping: prototyping an innovative product.” Prototype as a way to eliminate uncertainty and get feedback from consumers. Creating the future concept using various techniques (board with stickers, drawings on paper, software prototypes, role scripts, and more). Storytelling as a method to visualize design ideas. Introduction to prototyping.

Expert:

CEO at DesignCaffeine, Prototyping Expert, Fortune 500 Advisor, Author, Speaker. Currently Design Lead at General Electric.

10:50 - 11:10

Break

11:10 - 12:30

WORKSHOP:

“Visual thinking – developing skills of rapid prototyping.” The practical implementation of inventive solutions using prototyping techniques. The participants will work on prototypes for ideas 1 and 2.

Expert:

as above.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

WORKSHOP:

“Visual thinking – developing skills of rapid prototyping.” The practical implementation of inventive solutions using prototyping techniques. The participants will continue working on prototypes for ideas 2 and 3.

Expert and Locations:

as above.

15:15 - 15:30

Transfer to Coyote Point Recreation Area.

15:30 - 17:30

Visit to Coyote Point Recreation Area.

Team games: badminton, volleyball, basketball, soccer.

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

18:00

Free time

18:30

Dinner

Day 6

Testing: How to Improve the Design Solution.
Project Fair.
Choosing the best Solution.

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00

Transfer from the hotel to Computer History Museum.

Introduction to the program of the day.

10:00 -13:00
(including lunch)

Visit and Practical Workshop at Computer History Museum

“The new generation of standards in science and technology.” Workshop aimed at developing the skills of the XXI century – creative thinking, critical thinking, communication and cooperation skills.

Expert:

Program Manager, Author of a program for youth “Get Invested” at the Computer History Museum (the largest museum of innovation in the Silicon Valley offering design thinking and innovation programs for students)

13:00 -13:30

Self-guided tour at Computer History Museum.

13:30 - 14:10

Transfer to Silicon Valley Innovation Center.

14:10 -14:40

Introduction to Tinkercad (3D modeling platform). Independent work.

14:45 - 17:45

WORKSHOP:

“Testing the chosen solution and whether the problem has been formulated correctly”. Testing prototypes, identifying bottlenecks, receiving feedback on the design solution, correcting mistakes. Every team will have an opportunity to model a situation when their product gets “tested” on potential consumers (every team will use one of 3 prototypes they will have developed). Presenting the prototype at the Fair of Projects.

Expert:

Founder at Snowball Narrative, Lecturer at University of San Francisco, Co-author of a book “Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization”.

Location:

1875 South Grant St., Suite 520, San Mateo, CA, 94402.

17:45

Transfer to the hotel

18:00

Free time

18:30

Dinner

Day 7

Day-Off.
Trip to Muirwoods / Sausalito / Fisherman's Wharf.

09:00

Depart from the hotel.

09:00

Depart from the hotel.

We will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge, past the Marin Headlands, and into a magical Redwood forest known as Muir Woods. The Coastal Sequoias (Redwoods) in Muir Woods are the tallest trees in the world! These towering and majestic trees are found only along the Northern California coast. Once in the grove of Redwoods, you will have a special opportunity to walk amongst these beautiful and awe inspiring Sequoia trees.

12:00

We will leave Muir Woods and continue on to picturesque Sausalito California

where you can shop, visit art galleries.

13:00

Lunch in one of the Sausalito's cafe.

14:00

We will drive you to San Francisco and drop off at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Free time visiting gift shops and attractions.

18:00

Back to the hotel.

Day 8

Day-Off.
Day of Impressions.
A trip to California's Great America Amusement Park. The Best Theme Park in Northern California.

10:00

Bus pick up from the hotel

California’s Great America is a top amusement theme park located in Santa Clara. It is home to some of the most exciting thrill rides in Northern California such as the Grizzly wooden roller coaster, Vortex and Psycho Mouse. Dare to challenge the Demon, where you’ll curve, loop and twirl along the twisting track.
California’s Great America Boomerang Bay is the place to get soaked with lots of sun splashed thrills. Float down the calm waters of Castaway Creek. At the Great Barrier Reef you’ll come face to face with the ocean’s most powerful forces. Zoom down one of the park’s thrilling raft rides, body slides, and vertical and twisting chutes.

Location:

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

17:00

Bus pick up from the park

Day 9

3D Modeling.
Design Thinking in Action.

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

08:30

Transfer from the hotel.

09:00 - 09:30

Introduction to the program of the day.

09:30 - 10:50

Workshop:

“Implementation of the project prototyping in practice: designing 3D models.”
The practical work on the modeling of the prototype or part thereof. Creating 3D models.

Expert:

Co-Founder of HoneyPoint3D (a leader in 3D printing education in San Francisco Bay Area) Co-Founder of HoneyPoint3D.

10:50 - 11:10

Break

11:10 - 12:30

Workshop:

“3D Modeling: from drafting A Product to its Production.” We continue to model 3D model of chosen prototypes using Tinkercad. Work on the projects.

Expert and Location:

as above

12:40 -13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Workshop:

“3D Modeling: from drafting a product to the production stage.”

Expert and Location:

as above

16:00 - 17:30

VISIT AND PRESENTATION AT GOOGLE:

“New professions and new opportunities in practice: designing 3D models.” in high-tech.” Expert, representative of Google will share some insight into the professions of the future and tell the program participants about the company and new opportunities at Google (an American multinational technology company investing in Internet search engine, cloud computing and advertising technologies).

Expert:

Engineering Team Lead, Google.

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

18:30

Dinner

Day 10

Alternative Methods of Visualizing and Solving a Problem.

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

08:30

Transfer from the hotel

and Introduction to the program of the day.

09:30 - 12:30

Workshop:

“Developing roadmaps: learning to model a problem and its solution with Lego Serious Play.” Learning to see a problem from different perspectives, learning not to fear mistakes and correct them. Each team will have an opportunity to model their project and create several solution development roadmaps for a chosen problem.

Expert:

Founder of Business Model Creator Community / LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator, Global Business Development Manager at Microsoft.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Workshop:

“Developing investigative curiosity: how to activate divergent thinking”. How to learn to quickly develop a large amount of unique and well thought through ideas.

Experts:

as above

14:30 - 15:00

TOUR OF TWITTER.

Expert to be confirmed, representative of Twitter (a social network for creating and sharing ideas and information instantly through the website interface)

Location:

1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA.

15:00

Transfer to Redwood Shores Park.

16:00 - 17:30

Visit to Redwood Shores Park.

Team games: badminton, volleyball, basketball, soccer.

18:00

Free time

18:30

Dinner

Day 11

Practical Implementation of the Project Solutions.
Development of an Effective Presentation using the Most Recent Technologies.

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

08:30

Transfer from the hotel.

09:00 - 09:30

Introduction to the program of the day.

09:30 - 12:30

Workshop:

Team games: badminton, volleyball, basketball“Leadership and self-confidence: how to communicate efficiently with others.” How to confidently maintain one’s position and formulate ideas. soccer.

Expert:

Founder of Magnetic Speaking
(a company specializing in the development and implementation of exercises aimed at leadership skills enhancement), executive public speaking coach.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30

Transfer to TechShop

13:30

Visit and Presentation:

“3D printing and other technologies: using new technologies to shape ideas.” The program participants will be able to print out their prototypes and discuss the future of new technologies with experts. Expert, representative of TechShop (a laboratory that provides access to industrial tools and equipment for completing individual projects to the public)

Experts:

Events and accounts Manager at TechShop.

16:00 - 17:00

Visit and guided tour at Autodesk Gallery

a famous design gallery displaying innovative designs across various industries: automotive and transportation, digital tools in life science, manufacturing, media and entertainment, art, architecture, engineeringand construction.

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

18:30

Dinner

Day 12

Design Thinking for Effective Communication:
How to Convince Others of the Power of Tour Project.

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

08:30

Transfer from the hotel.

09:00 - 09:30

Introduction to the program of the day.

09:30 - 12:30

Workshop:

“Project presentation: preparation and public speaking.” How to prepare an effective presentation and successfully present it to the audience. Every team will be preparing a presentation of their project, while receiving practical tips and feedback for the further improvement.

Expert:

pitch and presentation coach, founder of The Demo Coach.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

09:30 - 12:30

Workshop:

“Preparing your presentation: how to convey your key message to the audience.” The most effective modern project presentation techniques.

Expert and Location:

as above.

15:40 - 17:30

Visit and presentation at Stanford University

“The Next Generation of Innovators, Scientists and Entrepreneurs”.

17:30

Back to hotel

a famous design gallery displaying innovative designs across various industries: automotive and transportation, digital tools in life science, manufacturing, media and entertainment, art, architecture, engineeringand construction.

18:00

Free time

18:30

Dinner

Day 13

Competition and Presentation of the Projects.
Awarding of the Program Participants.

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

08:30

Transfer from the hotel.

09:00 - 09:30

Introduction to the program of the day.

09:30 - 10:30

Independent work on the projects.

Work on the projects with presentation coach Nathan Gold. Preparing final presentations.

Location:

Silicon Valley Innovation Center

11:30 - 13:30

Presentation of the Projects:

“Our Breakthrough Discovery.” Each team will have an opportunity to present their project and answer questions in front of the panel of judges – leading experts in the field of project solutions and design thinking. The best projects will be awarded in various nominations.

The project presentation will take place at Silicon Valley Innovation Center.

14:30-17:30

A trip to Half Moon Bay and BBQ on the Pacific Ocean coast.

The program participants will enjoy the BBQ Party and informal socializing with the speakers and organizers of the Summer School

(Venue: Half Moon Bay – one of the best beaches in California).

17:30

Transfer to the hotel

“The Next Generation of Innovators, Scientists and Entrepreneurs”.

18:30

Dinner

Day 14

Departure

Departure of the participants from San Francisco International Airport

Transfer to the airport (representatives of Silicon Valley Innovation Center will accompany you to the airportand provide support during check-in)

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