Foundation Programme in Design Thinking

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

d-school foundation programme.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 10:00 to Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 12:00


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