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technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

Pre-Conference Workshop FD1

Design Thinking Taster Workshop

Date Wednesday, Dec 6  Time   –      Price: 175.00 €   Status: fully booked

OEB speaker Steven Ney

Steven Ney

HPI School of Design Thinking, Germany

OEB speaker Julian Fuchs

Julian Fuchs

HPI Academy, Germany

OEB speaker Ute Conradi

Ute Conradi

UCB, Germany

OEB speaker Himanshu Saxena

Himanshu Saxena

Centre of Strategic Mindset (COSM), India

OEB speaker Ilona Dieval-Lozach

Ilona Dieval-Lozach

Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), Germany

OEB speaker Phil Springer

Phil Springer

BSH Home Appliances Group, Germany

OEB speaker Sophia Fink

Sophia Fink

KPMG, Germany

OEB speaker Katarina Richert

Katarina Richert

BSH Home Appliances Group, Germany

OEB speaker Lennart Hennigs

Lennart Hennigs

Miele, Germany

OEB speaker Philipp Bachmann

Philipp Bachmann

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW Chur), Switzerland

OEB speaker Martin Talmeier

Martin Talmeier

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

OEB speaker Kussai El-Chichakli

Kussai El-Chichakli

Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH, Germany

OEB speaker David Abele

David Abele

Bosch Power Tools, Germany

OEB speaker Julia Schulte-Terboven

Julia Schulte-Terboven

Fraport, Germany


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.



9:45 Arrival
10:00 Welcome and Short Intro on Design Thinking
10:30 Warm-up
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
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Warm-Up
13:55 Input on Synthesis
14:10 Synthesis
15:10 Coffee
15:25 Input on Ideation
15:35 Ideation
16:05 Input on Prototyping
16:15 Prototyping
16:45 Input on Testing
16:55 Testing
17:25 Presentation
17:55 Reflection


Target audience

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.