The Design Thinking in Practice course offered at the UCT GSB, with the globally-renowned Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school), will equip you with the tools to work differently in your organisation. This three-day immersive course uses design-led innovation as an approach to develop practical solutions to complex problems. The course is run from the d-school's unique innovation studio at the UCT Graduate School of Business as well as at the UCT GSB’s training facility in Sandton, Johannesburg. The studio is designed to facilitate design thinking training and practice – characterised by human centeredness, collaboration and creativity, and promotes rapid, iterative solution generation.
23 - 25 June 2020
or 4 - 6 August 2020
or 17 - 19 November 2020
17 - 19 March 2020
or 18 - 20 August 2020
or 20 - 22 October 2020
The practice of design thinking develops both an understanding, and the value proposition, of a human-centred approach to creating solutions – which are relevant, effective and suitable to the context in which they are applied.
Course participants work in multi-disciplinary teams with each team facilitated by a professional design thinking coach. 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 Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d-school) is a place where creative intelligence is unlocked, and where future-ready leadership is developed.
Students from all disciplines and industry and government executives come together at the d-school to learn to work collaboratively in diverse and inclusive multi-disciplinary teams on real world challenges and to develop human-centred innovative solutions.
You will benefit highly from this course if:
Delegates on the Design Thinking in Practice course will gain:
15% for 3 - 6 applicants (discount applied from third applicant)
10% for 7+ applicants (discount applied to all applicants)
25% for non-profit organisations
15% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses
Richard is the founding director of the UCT School of Design Thinking (d-school) at the University of Cape Town. Funded by Hasso Plattner, the d.school is a unique offering in South Africa that leverages the d.school network of both Potsdam, Germany and Stanford, United States. It is the only African school of Design Thinking that is officially affiliated with Stanford and Potsdam, drawing on the unique expertise, research and networks of these two institutions.
Richard spent 10 years as a partner and director in an award-winning Cape Town-based new product design agency developing consumer products, services, systems and user-centred research in emerging markets for diverse local and international clients. He is also an external examiner for UCT’s engineering design course and spent a number of years lecturing UCT architecture students on the Theory of Structures. Richard’s education includes a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College of Science and Technology (London) and an Executive MBA (awarded with Distinction) from the UCT Graduate School of Business.
The Design Thinking in Practice course can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning and development needs and can be delivered anywhere in the world, wherever it is convenient.