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Foundation Programme in Design Thinking

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

PLEASE NOTE

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.

Students are required to get permission from their supervisors to attend the programme.

You can contact the d-school for information on the next programme and application process by emailing dschool@uct.ac.za

 

 

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.

PLEASE NOTE

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.

Students are required to get permission from their supervisors to attend the programme.

You can contact the d-school for information on the next programme and application process by emailing dschool@uct.ac.za

 

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 applications@uct.ac.za.

 

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 courses here.

 

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.

If you’re interested in becoming a d-school coach, please email dschool@uct.ac.za using the subject line “Coach Training Programme.” Provide your name, contact details, a brief bio that your includes education and work background and experience to be included on the database for when the application process begins.