The semester-long Foundation Programme in Design Thinking is for postgraduate students from all disciplines and faculties at UCT.
Programme Outcomes included:
Collaborative empathy in multidisciplinary teams
Exposure to, and practise of, core design thinking processes and methodologies
Reflective practice as a continuing learning process
Methodological approaches to exploring complex problems
Abductive reasoning for creative problem solving
Design of human-centric solutions
The Foundation Programme in Design Thinking runs for 12 weeks during semester time. Programme participants are required to attend two full days per week on Mondays and Wednesday from 09:00-17:00.
Applications are now open for the Semester 1, 2018 programme. Click on the link below to find out more and submit your application.
You can also contact the d-school for more information on the next programme and application process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Programme in Design Thinking
The Advanced Programme in Design Thinking is for postgraduate students who have already completed the d-school's Foundation Programme in Design Thinking.
The Advanced Programme in Design Thinking runs for 12 weeks during semester time. Programme participants are required to attend two full days per week on Mondays and Wednesday from 09:00-17:00.
You can contact the d-school for information on the next programme and application process by emailing email@example.com
Design Thinking Week
The d-school runs a bi-annual Design Thinking Week for students from all universities.
For more information on this programme you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Programmes in Design Thinking
In collaboration with the Graduate School of Business at UCT, the d-school offers a 3-day Open Courses in Design Thinking: Design Thinking in Practice.
The programme dates for 2017 are:
13 - 15 June, Cape Town
18 - 20 October, Johannesburg
29 November - 1 December, Cape Town.
You can find more information on these courseshere.
Design Thinking Coaches Training Programme
Continued training of local coaches, sensitive to the South African and African context, is an integral part of the d-school's capacitation plan. The d-school's Coaches Training Programme reflects the d-school’s commitment to establishing a local inclusive team.
All d-school coaches are hired on a freelance basis. As part of their training, coaches are expected to attend the 5-day coach training programme, shadow coach during the Design Thinking Week and the 1-day d-camps planned for applicants to the student programmes, and be able to commit to coaching on either Mondays or Wednesdays during the academic semesters for a total of 24 days in the course of one year in exchange for the coaches training.
The d-school currently has a full complement of coaches undergoing training and will give notice in the future of the next intake of new coaches.