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STUDENT DESIGN THINKING PROGRAM | SEPTEMBER 2024 - MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY INCUBATOR

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Macquarie University Incubator - Student Design Thinking Program 2024

A 4-week program where you will learn Design Thinking so you can practice creative problem solving and innovative thinking everyday.

This is a free program offered by the Macquarie University Incubator to complement any degree. The techniques and skills that you are taught throughout this program are life-skills applicable to any industry or career you undertake. 

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • how social innovation makes a difference
  • creative thinking techniques and creative leadership
  • how to use empathy to solve problems
  • frame specific opportunities based on user needs and insights
  • clearly define challenges to engage, excite and align teams
  • rapid prototyping
  • ability to work with ambiguity and 
  • build resilience

The 4-week Program Overview and Timing:

      WK 1: Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 9.30am - 12.30pm - 3 Hour Workshop

      Visioning 👁️ : Reframing the challenge question using creative language (How might we...) to develop an aspirational question that will be the beacon for your project. We will also touch on insights you can do outside of the workshop. In this workshop you will cover possibilities thinking vs problem-solving thinking.

      WK 2: Tuesday 17th September 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am - 2 Hour Workshop

      Ideation💡: How to do brainstorming properly and since brainstorming is a principle, ideation tool and a mindset - teaching you two other tools to do outside of the workshop: analogous categories and extremes.

      WK 3: Tuesday 24th September 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am - 2 Hour Workshop

      Development 🛠️ : You should now have some ideas that your excited about - now you need to challenge yourself to take them further. We'll look at future forecasting and storytelling and do some flamethrowing 🔥- a creative way of getting feedback on your ideas!

      WK 4: Wednesday 2nd October 2024 - 2.30pm - 6.30pm - 2 Hour Workshop / 2 Hour Celebration and Networking event

      Pitching 🎤 and Celebrate 🎉 : Showcasing your work and getting feedback from their peers and panel. Finished off with a celebration and networking event.

      BY REGISTERING YOU ARE COMMITING TO THE FULL DURATION OF THE PROGRAM. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CAN MAKE EACH DATE AND TIME.

      All participants that successfully complete the program will be awarded a digital certificate and badge.

      NOTE: This program is only available to current Macquarie University Students


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