An immersion in design thinking practice and process with the globally renowned Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d-school).
Leveraging off its relationship with The Hasso Plattner Institutes in Stanford (d.school) and Potsdam (HPI School of Design Thinking), the d-school’s Design Thinking programme is an intense three-day immersion in design thinking for executives, professionals, innovation practitioners, policy-makers and planners who want to learn how to work differently in their organisations using the practice of design-led innovation as an approach to develop practical solutions to complex challenges.
Course participants work in multi-disciplinary teams with each team facilitated by a professional design thinking coach. Through experiential learning, participants will be immersed in the process of design-led innovation, allowing for deep engagement with the techniques and principles of design thinking in a real world context. The course pushes participants to develop their understanding of a challenge and the perspectives that frame it, by providing structured time to explore, create, prototype and test potential solutions in fast iterative cycles. The practice of design thinking develops both an understanding for and the value of a human-centred approach to creating solutions, which are relevant, effective and suitable to the context in which they are applied.
The programme is run from the d-school’s unique innovation studio at the UCT Graduate School of Business. The studio is designed to facilitate design thinking training and practice, which is characterised by human centeredness, collaboration and creativity, and promotes rapid, iterative solution generation.
This course in design-led innovation will be especially beneficial to you if:
The course runs over a 3 day period at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town, situated at the Graduate School of Business.
29 November - 1 December 2017
18 - 20 October 2017 (Johannesburg)
29 October 2017
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Scholarship opportunities for 2018 GSB applicants
An opportunity to meet the GSB recruitment team and alumni, and have all your course-related questions answered.