Design Thinking Workshop

Invent the future by innovating today

Rs 35,500

HRDC Refundable at 70%

7 – 8 December 2022

14 CPD Hours

About the workshop

A highly practical and innovative two-day workshop to tackle a realistic innovation project

In today's economy, innovation is a must. Uniciti Education Hub is organising a two-day workshop on Design Thinking, with an innovation simulation from ExperienceInnovation™ that will explore the fundamentals of a human-centered design approach.

Participants work in teams to tackle a realistic innovation project. By stepping through the design thinking innovation process and stripping away the superfluous, the simulation delivers the essentials of a four-month innovation journey in a two-day workshop.

The learning outcomes:

Candidates will

  • See new opportunities for innovation around them.
  • Connect deeply with internal and external customers.
  • Transform insights and data into actionable ideas.
  • Create and implement new solutions with business impact, faster and more effectiveness.
  • Begin to create a culture of innovation within their teams.
  • Apply their new skills to real business challenges they face.

The Agenda

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

7 December 2022

On day one, we’ll run a simulation in which you will be consultants to either a hotel chain struggling to survive the onslaught of digital home-sharing competitors or a local authority trying to instil sustainable behaviour in the habits and perspectives of the local community.

Using an award-winning digital business simulation, we will navigate the full cycle of the innovation process from challenge to testable prototype in one day.

  • 9:00 Introduction
    • The case for innovation
    • The power of design thinking experience
    • Innovation overview
  • 9:30 Game: Phase 1 – Inspire
    • Define the challenge
    • Observe users
  • 11:00 Tea
    • Form insights
    • Debrief Inspire
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 12:45 Game: Phase 2 – Ideate
    • Frame opportunities 
    • Brainstorm ideas
    • Debrief Ideate
  • 14:00 Afternoon Tea
  • 14:15 Game: Phase 3 – Implement
    • Try experiments
    • Debrief Implement
    • Debrief entire process
  • 16:00 Adjourn

About the trainer

James van der Westhuizen is the founder and managing partner of KnowHouse & People Power LTD. KnowHouse was founded 20 years ago out of a passion for working differently and taking on the challenge of learning and managing change in organisations. People Power takes this passion for interactive learning beyond South Africa to the wider African continent and Indian Ocean islands.

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