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April 4—6, 2024

Disseny Hub Barcelona

Tickets on sale

Workshop ‘Empathy Through the Senses’ by Fail Fast

Workshop ‘Empathy Through the Senses’ by Fail Fast

Apr 6, 2024





Free (registration is required)



‘Empathy Through the Senses’ by Fail Fast

The workshop is only available for OFFF Regular Tickets holders.


Fail Fast is a digital experience studio based in Barcelona that thrives on pushing boundaries. By playing with the unknown, testing new concepts and designing for the future, they proudly embrace the mantra of failing fast without fear of learning over again. At OFFF, they will be hosting an immersive workshop with the main goal of building empathy for the homeless and gaining a new perspective on what and whom we design for.

What to expect?

A life-changing workshop that unfolds a journey through a sensory-driven immersion. Fail Fast introduces a challenging journey aimed at exploring innovative ideation methods while addressing a social challenge: enhancing the lives of the homeless.

Attendees will immerse themselves in the streets of Barcelona, building empathy for the collective through an intensified exploration of their senses. This wild workshop challenges conventional approaches, urging a departure from common tools and methods while encouraging participants to set aside logical thinking temporarily. The goal is to find fresh perspectives and solutions, allowing senses to guide the exploration of emotions and experiences related to the issue.

Have a look on the workshop video

Workshop hosts: 

Ian Gehlhaar (Creative & Experience Design Director)

Rosa Espadaler (Head of Strategy), Ingrid David (Service Designer) 

Luis Arteaga (UX Researcher)

Claudia Casillas (Service Designer)

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothes.

  • Over/on-ear headphones with a 3.5mm audio plug. Please note that wireless earbud-style headphones are not suitable. In case you don't have any over/on-ear headphones, we'll have some to lend you. 

  • No prior experience or technical knowledge is needed to participate, as all concepts and methods will be explained in a practical way. You just need to be open-minded and eager to take part in this wild workshop.


3 hours, divided into three phases:

  • Introduction (30 minutes)

  • Empathy (1.30 hours)

  • Cocreation (1 hour)


Only 25 seats available.


Disseny Hub Barcelona, Anexo (meeting point).


Saturday, April 6, 10:30 – 13:30.


The workshop is free to attend. Registration is required at Without registration, you won't be granted access to the workshop. *Please note that the workshop ticket is only available for OFFF Regular Ticket or OFFF Day Ticket holders. 

UPDATE: The Workshop has reached full capacity. To be added to the waiting list, please contact us at with the subject line "Fail Fast Workshop / Join Waiting List."

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