Design Thinking: An Active Experimentation Session

Date: Monday, May 27th 2019

Time: 18:00

Place: Webster University Geneva, LLC Commons Room

 

Design is conceiving or giving form to artifacts that create significance for the users and help the designers in their journeys to find meaning. With the advent of artificial intelligence, developing the capacity to use right-brain functions such as creativity and design is gaining more importance. In this session, we aim to give an introduction to the world of design and design thinking and provide you with some ideas on how to tap into your creative potential. We would like to gain some insights into the origin of unique design ideas and explore the role of the inner world of the designer in a design process, highlighting the synergies between designing and learning.

 

While this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register >> HERE

 

Objectives:

By the end of this session the participants will be able to reflect upon the following questions:

- Where do unique design ideas come from?

- How do subconscious processes add depth and dimension to design?

- What is a design process and how is it intertwined with learning?

- How can designing help us in our developmental journeys as learners?

- How can we integrate feeling, intuiting, thinking and sensing functions in a design process?

 

Structure of the session:

This session is structured in form of active and experiential learning and the participants will engage in group activities, interactive exercises and games to gain some practical ideas about design thinking.

 

Requirements:

There are no prerequisites for attending this course and candidates at any level of education and work experience are welcome. The only requirements are that candidates come to the course with an open mind and an open heart for learning and exploring their creative potentials.

 

Presenter’s bio:

Arash Golnam completed his Ph.D. in Management of Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and holds a Master of Science in System Dynamics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (summa cum laude). Arash currently studies Depth Psychology at the Jung Institute in Zurich and works as a scientist at EPFL where he writes a book on the integration of systems principles in service design thinking. You can read more on his Linkedin & Facebook profiles.

Monday, May 27


Webster University Geneva, LLC 1
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

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Global Campuses, Geneva

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