How did it all start?

Design and Prototype a “Makerspace” company that champions sustainable invention and making.

Up to now, we have been taught tactics, that is, how to use technique to do design or business. The Business of Design Program at Simon Fraser University is about strategy: how to conceive and launch a new and lasting enterprise that makes an ethical difference in the world. We are given a wicked problem. We frame and resolve it. Here is the wicked problem:

Design and prototype a “makerspace” company that champions sustainable invention and making, empowering people to create in the makerspace. We were given a $10,000 budget and an empty space designated “The Surrey Makerspace”. We are to use this space as a prototype for the Makerspace company. SFU Surrey and its communities are the clients.