Baltimore Design Lab

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Baltimore Design Lab (BDL), formerly known as Design for Breakfast, is run by members of OPI. Baltimore Design Lab prioritizes programming for Baltimore employees and peer city employees around three core tiers: Human Centered Design, Data Science, and Program Management.



2023 Programming Schedule 

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Schedule of events for the Baltimore Design Lab


Our Past Sessions

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Facilitation Fundamentals
Learn the art and science of planning and facilitating an effective remote or in-person meeting with a variety of stakeholders.
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Person working on Data VisualizationIntro to the Data Viz Style Guide
In this mini session, our recent OPI Data Fellows walk through the recently launched Baltimore City Data Visualization Style Guide and answer questions about how to apply it.
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" " How to Design Great City Services
This immersive will teach the tools of the trade for designing good services, including how to create personas, a user journey map, and a holistic service blueprint (aka a comprehensive process map).
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[ ]Modern Project Management
In this mini-session, learn best practices for developing a Project Charter with new collaborators. The charter will include things like a clearly defined scope of work, timeline, ways of working, and more.
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