IDK - “Designing Human-Centred Futures” Design Thinking Online Workshops

IDK - “Designing Human-Centred Futures” Design Thinking Online Workshops

Ready for takeoff? The world economy is transforming. Business leaders are identifying growth opportunities. Entrepreneurs are starting up new and bold businesses. Fresh graduates are looking for meaningful, purpose-driven jobs.

You may be in the waiting zone, reading the map and finding amazing places; or you may already have a clear destination and are finding the best way to get there with your team. No one knows what the future holds. A good plan today may not work tomorrow. Design Thinking is an adaptable route planner that support you to create your own roadmap to success.

 “Designing Human-Centred Futures” Design Thinking Online Workshops will be held in this November by the Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK). This series of workshops follow themes that emphasise the application of design thinking in practice. The workshops include 3 tracks: self, team and organisation management.  Each track consists of three two-hour sessions, bringing you from theory to practice using real life design thinking case studies. Pick up a new future-proof tool and mindset, start a new journey to reinvent yourself and your team!

Redeem your 40% off early-bird price (HKD$480) with the promo code “boardingcall” before Oct 20. Let’s get on board!

Activity information

Track A: Buckle Up! Be a Design Thinker!

Every destination on the map seems attractive. Where are you going? Where will your adventure lead you? Design thinking is a creative problem-solving tool that helps you to navigate your future. It encourages you to experiment with different ways to get to your dream destination. A successful journey is a result of numerous failed attempts. Are you brave enough to start your own journey? 

Learning Focus
- Acquire the basic concepts and common tools in design thinking
- Learn the art of Flearning - Learning from Failure
- Learn how to create a 1-minute elevator pitch

Date: 11, 18 and 25 November (Thursday)

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Facilitator: Henry Tam

Fee: HK$800 per person, special offer HK$960 for 2 persons (3 sessions included)

Target: University students, recent graduates, freelancers, entrepreneurs, anyone who is interested in applying design thinking to daily work

Language: mainly Cantonese supplemented with English materials

Learning Platform: ZOOM^/GOOGLE SLIDES

^Participants should have some experience in using Zoom

Partner: Design For HK


Track B: Get Your Crews On-board

A group of people working together does not necessarily make a team; a manager who gives orders does not make him a leader. Building an effective team is always a challenge. The common prescriptive, top-down management style, may hinder the value of a diverse team and hence discourage innovation. Design thinking emphasises empathy and cross-disciplinary collaboration. With various visual tools, it inspires and pulls team members together towards a common goal. Everyone is a leader in some way. Join us to learn the tricks to help your team soar!

Learning Focus
- Apply simple DT frameworks and tools to help deepen empathy, prioritise and define team challenges
- Understand workplace dynamics and frame roles of different stakeholders
- Understand best practice examples from innovative organisations

Date: 13, 20 and 27 November (Saturday)

Time: 10am to 12pm

Facilitator: Marcus Lui

Fee: HK$800 per person, special offer HK$960 for 2 persons (3 sessions included)

Target: Team leaders, project managers, department heads, corporate management, anyone who is interested in design thinking and teamwork

Language: mainly Cantonese supplemented with English materials

Learning Platform: ZOOM^/MURAL

^Participants should have some experience in using Zoom

Partner: Design Thinking In Action (DTIA)


Track C: Connect to the World

When talking about sustainable society, climate change and well-being are some of the hot issues. Both commercial organisations and NGOs have started to advocate green business, diversity and inclusion, and workplace wellness. No matter how well-defined a policy may be, when put into implementation, there are many aspects need to be considered. Design thinking could bridge the gap. The value of design thinking is not exclusive for the creative industry. When you approach a problem with a human-centred mindset, you could bring business and society together and create shared value with different stakeholders.

Learning Focus
- Brainstorm ideas and create high-level solutions for large-scale, strategic challenges you may be facing in your work roles
- Learn about impact assessment and validation with the know-how to introduce implementable and scalable strategies
- Understand how design thinking can be applied in various scenarios in sustainable development

Date: 16, 23 and 30 November (Tuesday)

Time: 12 pm to 2 pm

Facilitator: Vince Siu

Fee: HK$800 per person, special offer HK$960 for 2 persons (3 sessions included)

Target: Trainers, entrepreneurs, professionals, middle managers, anyone who is interested in design thinking and business strategy

Language: mainly Cantonese supplemented with English materials

Learning Platform: ZOOM^/MURAL

^Participants should have some experience in using Zoom

Partner: Epiphany Labs


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