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Know your audience. Understand your stakeholder universe. Perspective provides deeper insights to what truly matters
Define theproblem clearly
Wicked problems may not have a clearly defined problem statement. Yet, it is imperative to know what is the most critical problem to solve first
Go beyond the ‘how’ and the ‘what’ and feel what they experience. Understand their story. Empathize with the recipient of your initiatives
Use the tools of Design Thinking to identify and empathize with your first and last stakeholder
How Design Thinking Helps for the Greater Good in the Social Sector
Design Thinking as a ‘human centered future focused approach’ is specially instrumental in solving complex problems. No other problems are as complex as societal problems, which involve multiple stakeholders, aspects, perspectives and aspirations of the public at large. In Design Thinking parlance, such problems are termed as ‘wicked problems’.
Innovation today isn’t only within the contours of corporations, but it is also much need in the field of social sector. Traditional and conventional methods to solve societal problems come with a limited effect and not withstanding the norms of changing society. A society has multiple stakeholders ranging from the government, social organizations and NGOs, public at large, policy makers, administrative officials and many more. Design Thinking is that platform to align all the stakeholders to resolve core issues of societal impact. More than just solving problems, a mindset shift is also essential for all these stakeholders to think and act a step ahead. Our approach to work on preparing the Design Mind apart from Design Thinking’s problem solving abilities, is best suited to bring a social innovation.
Why School of Design Thinking?
The School of Design Thinking has dedicated programs on ‘Design Thinking’ for the Social Sector. These programs are designed based on rich experience having worked with many social organizations such as Mission Samriddhi. The school’s approach of Design Thinking clubbed with the 4-pronged Design Approach are a perfect recipe to visualize and chart out an actionable future roadmap for various new social initiatives. However, what makes School of Design Thinking truly unique is that we not only educate on Design Thinking, but help prepare the Design Mind. This is why you should consider us.
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 formulate 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.