Have you ever wondered what an individual can do to tackle some of the largest and most pressing social issues of our time?
d.shop: design thinking + social innovation workshop is a workshop (duh!) on Mar 13th that puts you through a design thinking problem-solving framework, giving you the means to create innovative solutions to social problems.
The workshop will take you through the whole design process on a social issue (specifically, Animal Welfare) — and conclude with a pitching session to the NGO, who will provide feedback, and if you really impress them, might even provide institutional support to bring your idea to life!
What is Design Thinking?
Design Thinking is a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach founded on problem definition, empathetic understanding, ideating, prototyping, selecting, implementing and learning.
It asks the fundamental questions to the problem, to devise solutions that aren’t just related to a symptom of the problem (e.g. high drop out rates), but which target the root cause (e.g. teacher burnout). As Henry Ford once said, before the car was invented, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’.”
Date: Saturday, 13 Mar 2010
Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Singapore Civil Service College
d.shop's secret motive is to prepare a batch of potential faciliators for Syinconnect - a bigger (~120 people!), better full fledged design+social innovation conference in early July this year!
By applying for d.shop, you're not signing up to be a facilitator per se, but preference will be given to people who indicate an intention to in the signup form.
Sounds exciting? Then sign up!
*Please note that participation is FREE, but selective!
Other ways to get involved:
- Interested in joining the Syinconnect organising team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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