Sign up for our: "An Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop" NOW!

Registration Closes on the 23rd September 2011. Do hurry as spaces are filling up!

It’s official. With the backing of the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), which focuses on improving skills, productivity and the lives of our workforce in Singapore, we will be running our very cool Introduction to Design Thinking workshop on 29th to 30th of September.
Traditional Design Thinking workshops are often run specific to organizations, or in special organized groups. We wanted our Design Thinking workshop to be open to the masses and to people from all types of industries. We are probably one of the first workshops in Singapore to do so.
Co-facilitated together with Jackson Tan (of :Phunk Studio and Black Design fame), this workshop is perfect for anyone looking to improve their creative thinking skills, as well as learn how design can be used as a problem solving tool or as a methodology for their business success. We have therefore designed this workshop for people with no experience on the topic, but want to learn more about this new business buzzword.
Here are the details of the workshop with our invitation mailer at the end. The invitation has been formatted to fit an A4 page, so please feel free to print and hang it in your space, or better still, email it to a friend.

DESIGN THINKING is a methodology that is fast becoming a mainstay in business strategy all around the world. Centered around creativity, empathy, and putting the user’s needs as the heart of the problem, Design Thinking is seen as an important tool for driving innovation and sustained business growth.
This 2 day workshop intends to give managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and business leaders an introduction to the process of creative idea generation and a user-centered design approach to problem solving in their day to day job.
Participants can expect to leave with a strong appreciation of the value that creativity and design thinking can bring to their organization.
Facilitated by two industry experts, Brian Ling and Jackson Tan, the workshop will be run with hands on exercises that will help participants better understand the tools and processes used in Design Thinking.
WORKSHOP DETAILS
2 DAYS
29 & 30 September
(Thursday and Friday)
9am – 5.30pm.
Limited to 30 participants.
Materials included.
VENUE
Singapore Management University
PRICE
$400
After 50% subsidy available from e2i for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Normal Price $800.
NTUC union members are entitled to an additional training subsidy of up to $200.
Six Degrees Premium Members enjoy an additional $50 discount.
EMAIL
lisa [at] designsojourn.com to register.


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We are currently open for registration, and spaces are limited! So why wait? Email lisa [at] designsojourn.com to register now!
e2i is an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). The workshop is also supported by Six Degrees, an organization that supports the betterment of people from across the ecosystem of the arts & creative industries.

6 Comments
  • Brian Twister

    September 7, 2011 at 12:55 am Reply

    $400?
    With so many free videos about design thinking talks in the internet such as Vmeo, youtube, etc
    what makes this workshop any different?

  • Brian

    September 7, 2011 at 1:48 am Reply

    Compared to free videos, our two day workshop will be led by experienced facilitators, and includes a lot of hands on activities. This way, you will get reinforcement on the topic and all your questions answered.
    That being said I’ve not seen any free video that focuses on teaching you design thinking methodology. If you have any links, please do share them?
    If you would like more details on our workshop program do drop me an email via our contact page, and I’ll send it over to you.

  • Brian Twister

    September 7, 2011 at 2:14 am Reply


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeAhH0uCvOc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3wwj680nGE&feature=relmfu
    of course, there’s more…
    there’s also google search
    just curious,for S$400, what does the workshop has to offer?
    other than lunch and hands-on activities, what are other things that we can look forward to?

    • Brian

      September 7, 2011 at 10:18 am Reply

      Thanks for the links, I’ve actually watched most of them. Tim Brown, in particular, tends to present the same slides over and over again. Have you been to his lecture here that was organized by the Design Society?
      As I touched on in my previous comment, these videos are great but they focus on Design Thinking in broad and general strokes. Our workshop is focused on both introducing the concept of design thinking as well as a detailed methodology. At the workshop you will be learning tools that help you obtain consumer insights that are vital in facilitating and validating design thinking activities. There is actually a lot that goes behind the scenes in Design Thinking, much of which organizations like IDEO and Rotman is not going to share with you for free.
      Again, if you like to have a more detailed discussion about this workshop, drop me an email and we’ll chat.

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  • Tim Hamons

    January 19, 2012 at 12:10 am Reply

    Hi, I would be interested to know if you are having a design thinking workshop coming up in near future. Please send me any info. Thanks.
    Tim

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