The next Introduction to Design Thinking workshop will run on 8, 10 and 12 November 2021. Apply via UCT SuccessFactors.
The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at UCT (d-school) offers a free online Introduction to Design Thinking workshop into the mindset and practice of design thinking aimed at University of Cape Town staff (both academic and PASS).
This high-paced introductory experience to design thinking is a great way to explore the human-centred approach to problem solving in a collaborative yet creative environment.
Participants, guided by trained d-school coaches, will engage in multidisciplinary teams made up from various faculties, and apply their diverse insights and knowledge to explore and develop solutions to a given challenge.
The best part is that participants gain insight into how design thinking could be practically applied in a wide range of settings, from personal to global, and across disciplines and sectors. It also demonstrates how design thinking can be used as a structured was to enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration and co-creation.
In an uncertain future, design thinking enhances complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. Furthermore, it builds confidence when dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity and develops a human-centred approach to problem solving.
Leveraging off its relationship with the Hasso Plattner Institutes at Stanford (d.school) in America and Potsdam (HPI School of Design Thinking) in Germany, the HPI d-school at UCT offers training and capacitation in design-led innovation.
What to expect?
Exposure to the design thinking process
Develop empathy for users
Learn to work in multidisciplinary teams
Learn to develop low-fidelity prototypes
The workshop is a full day (9:00am to 4:30pm) and requires your full attendance as part of the team.
Programme technology requirements:
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