Pre-Conference Workshop FD1
Design Thinking Taster Workshop
Date Wednesday, Dec 6 Time – Price: 175.00 € Status: fully booked
HPI School of Design Thinking, Germany
Steven Ney completed his doctorate in the policy sciences at the Department of Comparative Politics in the University of Bergen. Trained as a policy analyst at the University of London, Steven Ney has worked on a wide range of policy issues in a number of research institutes including the LOS Center in Bergen, ICCR in Vienna and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg. After spending four years from 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, Steven Ney took up the Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at Jacobs University, Bremen in August 2009. Starting as a researcher of environmental issues, particularly climate change, Steven Ney has developed an interest in analysing the way societies deal with complex and uncertain policy challenges. Recently, Steven Ney has concentrated on social innovation and social entrepreneurship as a means of bringing about institutional change.
Since November 2014, Steven Ney is a D-Fellow at the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam. Apart from developing the international relations of the HPI School of Design Thinking, he is currently designing and implementing a certification process for D-Thinking Coaches.
Does our contemporary condition of uncertainty – the key theme at this year’s OEB – require new forms of thinking? Does the demand for change mean we need to rethink how we make decisions? Join our Full Day workshop to experience the basics of design thinking and learn why this method can help you and your organisation/institution move forward in an age of uncertainty.
In a nutshell, design thinking is a way for small teams to deal with complex problems and come up with new ideas. There are many complex education issues that one could address using design thinking and during this workshop, which will bring together participants with various specialisations, we will approach problems from different perspectives with each person bringing his/her own snippet of wisdom to the process.
One of the hallmarks of design thinking is that it is time-efficient and can produce solutions very quickly. We will drive teams of participants to produce outputs in a very short time, working in iterative loops and feedback loops. Getting feedback and going back to the drawing board, this is how we can deal with uncertainty.
One can use loops and this experimental approach to change institutions, but what is interesting as well is using this as a teaching method; a project-based, prototype-building teaching approach along the lines of experiential learning. Depending on your context you will be able to apply features which will work best for your personal specific situation.
We will enter a design process together which will involve you to think like a designer. We will use methods which designers have used to come up with new solutions and transfer them to a much wider set of problems.. We will work in small, multidisciplinary teams of five to eight people in a variable (movable) space.
|10:00||Welcome and Short Intro on Design Thinking|
|10:40||Introduction to the Challenges and Inputs on Understanding|
|10:50||Team Check-In and Understanding|
|11:20||Input on Observation|
|11:30||Observation and Fieldwork|
|13:55||Input on Synthesis|
|15:25||Input on Ideation|
|16:05||Input on Prototyping|
|16:45||Input on Testing|
Anyone interested in experiencing the methods and thought processes involved in design thinking.
By attending our workshop you will experience the practice and mind-set of design thinking and work (in teams of 5) under the guidance of experts in the field on a real innovation project. You will get a clearer idea of what design thinking entails and how it can support your professional activities.