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Design Thinking for Education – Customized Programs

Programs for Faculty

Carefully crafted and curated programs keeping in focus the unique needs of educators.

Programs for Students

Uniquely designed programs to help young adults progress to the next level.

Importance of Design Thinking in Education

Education is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Every student has a unique requirement. Outside environments keep changing constantly thus calling for unique measures that are truly customised. Be it connecting and engaging with students during online classes or opening new vistas for research, Design Thinking enables educational institutions, teachers and researchers to deep dive and connect with their stakeholders by truly listening, dialoguing and observing them. Design Thinking is about building empathy which is useful in kindling innovation and out-of-box thinking for the students. It is also about bringing a mindset transformation for oneself by focusing on preparing the Design mind to master Design Thinking as a habit. Why is Design Thinking important in education for the following three stakeholders?
  • Students – To develop the skill of solving problems creatively by asking the right questions. Today’s students need to connect the dots between academic knowledge & industrial applications to emerge as agenda-setters of tomorrow.
  • Faculty – Our teachers need to shift themselves from “Teaching” to “Learning” & our customized programs aim to do exactly the same by brining mindset transformation.
  • Leadership – Leaders need to design an ecosystem by bringing all the stakeholder together to champion Design Thinking to create inspired faculty and curious learners within the campus.

Why School of Design Thinking?

School of Design Thinking has been credited with framing India’s first program on ‘Design Thinking’ tailor made for the educational sector and offered from an industry. What makes it unique is the role of the faculty/professor in driving the program. Our belief lies in Design Thinking creating better industry problem-solving students for tomorrow ready to set the agenda for the market. Design Thinking aims to bring the Human-Centricity (User Centricity) & the capability to think out-of-box into a student’s mind which supplements their technical capabilities imparted by the academics. However, we believe in taking Design Thinking for the academics through the faculty/professors. Our flagship program, the Faculty Development Program, aims not only to benefit the students in the long run but eventually acts as a Self-Development Program for the faculty/professors. Additionally, we also conduct specific programs for students and the senior management of academics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all. The programs of the School of Design Thinking are unique such that they not only introduce the concept, principles and tools of Design Thinking to participants, but they help ‘prepare the Design Mind’.

It varies based on the requirement of the audience. The School of Design Thinking does not take a one-size-fits-all approach. The faculty understands the needs of the participants and then formulates the sessions to meet participants’ unique requirements.

It all starts with the mind. While it is important to be familiar with Design thinking Tools, it is imperative to first design the thought (mind). The most important tool in Design Thinking is the human mind.

Most programs are anchored at the 8012 FinTech Design Center – a space that is dedicated to learn and practice Design Thinking across all domains and not limited to Financial Technology (Banking, insurance and other financial services). If teams from other parts of India cannot travel to the Design Center, the faculty would visit the organization. During the lockdown due to COVID 19, all courses have been duly modified to be offered online.

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