The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d-school) invites students registered at institutions of higher learning in South Africa to apply for its 2021 Semester 1 online Foundation Programme in Design Thinking.
As a team based programme you will work on a real world challenge whilst being introduced to the key mind-sets and practice of Design Thinking. You will learn how to work in multidisciplinary teams with students from other disciplines to develop innovative human centred solutions to a challenge that will be provided by one of our industry partners.
Introductory design thinking mindsets and processes.
A human-centred and empathetic design practice.
Working on challenges connected to real world problems.
Practising creative confidence.
Creative work in remote teams.
Experience with online collaboration tools.
This programme has two half-day introductory workshops called d-camps on 7 and 9 April 2021.
The programme then starts on the 19 April 2021 and finished on the 11 June 2021, spread out over the eight weeks.
Successful applicants must attend 90% of the programme days. This is an interactive team-based programme where you will be required to participate fully.