Programme dates: 30 August 2021 to 29 October 2021
Application deadline: 30 July 2021
Programme cost: R950 per student
Discover your creative confidence by enrolling in our online Foundation Programme in Design Thinking.
If you are a student looking to enhance your competitive edge in the job market where skills such as critical thinking, creativity, originality, team-based complex problem-solving, reasoning, innovation and ideation are now seen as critical skills of the future, then you should apply for this programme.
The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d-school) invites under-graduate or post-graduate students registered at institutions of higher learning in South Africa to apply for this programme. The only limitation is that applicants must be aged 18 to 35.
This is a team-based programme and you will work on a real world challenge whilst being introduced to the key mind-sets and practice of Design Thinking. You will learn how to work in multidisciplinary teams with students from other disciplines to develop innovative human centred solutions to a challenge that will be provided by one of our industry partners.
Introductory design thinking mindsets and processes.
A human-centred and empathetic design practice.
Working on challenges connected to real world problems.
Practising creative confidence.
Creative work in remote teams.
Experience with online collaboration tools.
Applicants must be registered students at any institution of higher learning in South Africa
Applicants must be in their final year of Undergraduate study or currently within their Post graduate studies.
Students will also be eligible to apply within one year after graduating (Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree).
Applicants must be aged between 18 to 35 years old.
All programme sessions will be conducted online and in English.
The Programme is currently only offered in an online environment and requires the following technology:
A stable Internet connection preferably on a desktop/laptop computer.
Access to Zoom software with video capability. Zoom can be downloaded for free off the Internet or used while online.
A quiet space to work, with no distractions for effective online collaboration.
For this active programme, you will also need to run both Zoom and the Mural app online on Firefox or Chrome web browsers. Please note the technical requirements for the software on https://support.mural.co/en/articles/2113688-technical-requirements-to-run-mural prior to committing to attend.
Computer (not mobile phone) to run Mural and Zoom.
Webcam/ computer camera to switch on for online collaboration.
Good microphone sound quality.
Good bandwidth with at least 4Mbps Internet speed. Please check your Internet speed on https://fast.com
The d-school is a member of the
Global Design Thinking Alliance