An article by Dr Keneilwe Munyai, d-school programme manager, detailing the d-school’s work with a community to determine the use of a Science Centre in George, was published in The Conversation yesterday.
In the first week of December 2017, the d-school held its third bi-annual Design Thinking Week at the d-school studio at UCT. The week comprises a four-day Introduction to Design Thinking for students from tertiary institutions all around South Africa.
The d-school celebrated d-finals, the day that student teams present their project ideas to project partners on 31 May, followed by their graduation on 2 June with Friends and Family Day. This semester marked the launch of our first Advanced Programme in Design Thinking for postgraduate students who had already completed our foundation programme. You can read about the programme in our latest d-stories.
At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they're using the colourful blocks to design a prototype. It represents policy reform ideas around transitioning from informal to formal economies. It's a complex system represented with very basic materials. This is design thinking in action: human-centred, problem solving activities that ground design thinking in practice. It helps students to understand and innovatively solve challenges...