Participants will engage in an introductory session on design thinking and how institutions of higher education can integrate design thinking mindsets, tools and attitudes into the courses they teach, areas they manage and workplace. Attendees will discover simple strategies on engaging with design thinking as a mindset for change.
Creatives, entrepreneurs, and people from all walks of life can discover more about solving problems, building teams and teaching effectively by learning about the design thinking mindset, attitudes and skills. Design Thinking is a human centered problem solving approach practiced by Universities, Fortune 500 companies, governments and NGOs across the world to seek out hidden opportunities, and design innovative product, business, governance and social solutions for tomorrow. Using a team based, iterative approach it follows an intentional process to help discover the unmet needs, desires and aspirations of users. Design thinking empowers problem solvers to develop user-centered solutions and turn great ideas in action and become change agents within their institutions