Global Dialogue On Design Thinking In Education: Insights From International Perspectives
Hosted 22 college faculties, principals, and education department officials from 19 different countries at FT8012 Design Center. The participants had an interactive session on the importance of the design mindset in students and the power of the Five Minds to enhance their learning experience. The participants learned about leveraging design thinking as a pedagogical tool in their teaching and evaluation methods. It was humbling to see individuals from 19 different nationalities come together and discuss the role of design thinking in shaping the development agenda and leadership skills of students. This visit is just the start of our mission to spread the philosophy of Design Thinking to the world. The participants represented from the following countries Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kingdom of Eswatini (Formerly Swaziland), Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia.
Design Thinking for Digital Products/Services Design' : IIM Calcutta
With an aim to imbibe User-Centric approach while designing state-of-art Digital Products / Services, we are anchoring a credit course elective for the students of Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta - MIS Department. The course will focus on Design Thinking, Design Mindset transformation along with case studies of some of the successful technology frameworks that have impacted the market.
Design Thinking for Promoting Startup Culture
We had the opportunity to partner with Career for Entrepreneurship Develop (Anna University), StartUp Tamil Nadu and SBI for the annual Startify 2023 Event that focused on bringing awareness about Startups amongst Faculty and Students, the budding minds, providing meaningful insights related to startup journey with incubators, educational institutions, administration and domain experts of the Startup ecosystem.
Igniting the Design Thinking Spark for Educators of University Educators
Design Thinking for faculty members of KL Deemed to be University was recently concluded. This transformative program equipped educators with a new mindset and process. The FDP encouraged faculty members to apply Design Thinking principles in their pedagogy. This will undoubtedly create more engaging and innovative learning experiences for their students. Let the Design Thinking revolution continue!
Unleashing Educators Potential: Transformative Workshop for School Teachers
School of Design Thinking hosted a one-day workshop for Surana Group of Schools teachers. This empowering session explored student engagement strategies and understanding the unique personas of different age groups. This workshop intended to ignite the passion within educators to unlock students' true potential. Design The Thinking principles were embraced, paving the way for extraordinary learning experiences and transforming education.
Design Thinking: Fostering Innovation in Pedagogy
A three-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) was hosted by School of Design Thinking on "Design The Thinking" for RMK Group of Engineering Colleges' educators. This engaging program empowered faculty members with Design Thinking principles and its application across diverse disciplines. The FDP fostered a culture of creativity and collaboration. Educators now possess the skills to create impactful learning experiences and drive innovation in pedagogy.
Immersive Workshop on Design Thinking to empower Higher Education Faculty
School of Design Thinking & Intellect jointly hosted a 2 day workshop on "Design The Thinking", this transformative program brought together faculty members from 12 institutions across 5 states. Participants explored Design Thinking as a mindset transformation and learned how to integrate it into academic curricula. Engaging activities, group discussions, and shared best practices fostered a rich learning experience.
Design Thinking To Shape Entrepreneurial Mindset
We had the opportunity to conduct a multi-session credit course for student-entrepreneurs of MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEVD) of the B.S.Abdur Rehman Crescent University. The course was designed to aim students transform their thinking from "idea development" to "customer development" & leverage Design Thinking tools to shape their budding idea into scalable start-up ideas.
Design Thinking For Accelerated Growth
Our founder & CMD of Intellect Design Arena Ltd, Arun Jain anchored a masterclass on Holistic BusinessDesign applying DesignThinking for around 100 entrepreneurs yesterday as part of the Mega TiECON2022 event of TiE Chennai. The immersive session was highly interactive and a lot of contextual takeaways on application of Design Thinking for accelerated growth. Besides overview of Design Thinking , the participants also had an in-depth view of Holistic CollectiveFarming (HOCO) - an initiative of Mission Samriddhi, proprietary framework on holistic business design - "BELIEF" and journey of “Five Minds” that emphasizes on an individual's different facets of thinking minds.
Design Thinking For Entrepreneurial Mindset Transformation
Around 25 incubatees of the VIT's Technology Business Incubator participated in an immersive experiential workshop on Design Thinking. The workshop focused on brining a mindset transformation for innovation & how can insightful Design Thinking tools help the budding ideas match their right customer. The incubatees also underwent our diagnostic framework that helps to visualize a 6-fold holistic growth of any organization.
School of Design Thinking Conducts In-Campus Design Thinking Course
Faculty from the School of Design Thinking visited the campus of Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy, to anchor the first in-campus Design Thinking sessions since the pandemic. The three-day session was a mix of face-to-face classes and online sessions. The program is part of the mandatory Design Thinking credit course for all the first-year students of BIM. After the sessions, the students will work hands-on on projects to test their knowledge on the various tools and frameworks introduced to them. The idea behind this initiative is to enable them to leverage Design Thinking during the course and later when they enter various corporations across India.
SRMIST Visit Design Center for Refresher Course
SRMIST is a firm believer in the value of Design Thinking. Since the signing of an MOU with Intellect Design Arena and the School of Design Thinking, it has been building a strong base of Design Thinking-trained faculty who not only leverage the concept in their pedagogy, but also volunteer to enable incubatees in SRMIST's SIDC to work on their ideas. On Tuesday, 2 August 2022, a batch of 15 senior faculty members across departments participated in a one-day refresher program. The workshop included practical Design-application sessions.
The Potential of Design Thinking for Technocrats
Students belongs to secnd year MCA attended the webinar to understand how Design Thinking plays an important role for technocrats like them. Mr. Sathia introduced the world of Design Thinking to all the participants and it was well received by the students and faculty members participated in it. The HoD appreciated the anchor for the knowledge he shared among the participants.
Credit Course for 1st Year Students of BIM, Trichy
The School of Design Thinking is proud to be associated with Bharathidasan Institute of Management. As part of its relations, the School of Design Thinking will be offering a credit course to the entire set of first year students at the outset of the new academic year 2021-2022. Over 120 students, future industry leaders, will be introduced to the concepts and potential of Design Thinking and the impact of its application.
A Cross-Industry Workshop for CII Members
Design Thinking is increasingly adopted as a human-centric way not just to solve problems, but to also design superlative products and services. The School of Design Thinking along with CII conducted a workshop series for senior management level employees of multiple member organizations across various industry sectors. The focus of the workshop, in addition to an introduction to Design Thinking, was in its application in industry and in life.
A Dedicated Workshop for Senior Executives
What does it take to be a Design Thinker? What are the tools that would help the role of a senior executive working in a global Financial Technology company? These were the key takeaways of a dedicated workshop that the School of Design Thinking had conducted for senior executives who had recently joined Intellect Design Arena, a world leader in Financial Technology solutions. Design Thinking is imbibed as a culture in the organization.
Design The Thinking - Leveraging Design Thinking for Customer Development
50+ Incubatee from ANDC InStart Foundation will be atteding the webinar in which the concept of Design The Thinking usage in Customer Development. This will be the first such kind of webinar organizaed for the Incubatee of ANDC InStart Foundation which is sponsored by Govt of NCT, Delhi.
Good Design for Great Experience
Our senior faculty had the opportunity to anchor a Design Thinking workshop for the students of Young Tinker Academy, Bhubaneshwar and elaborate on the importance of good Design in innovative products leading to good experience. The Academy focuses on imparting technical value-addition to school stuents through hands-on application of science and thus sharpen their technical skill-set. The Academy has been widely acclaimed for this endeavour of imparting practical knowledge which is beyond school pedagogy.
Design Thinking for Culture Change
Around 15 leaders of the Nadimpalli Satyanarayana Raju Institute of Technology (NSRIT), Vishakhapatnam convened at the 8012 FinTech Design Center to understand the nunances of Design Thinking & how it can foster a mindset transformation for faculty and students alike. The vision of the institute's management is to bring a culture change leveraging Design Thinking to sparkle innovation across the campus.
Design Thinking for Technical Education
The senior leadership team from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) would be convening for an immersive residential Design Thinking workshop at the 8012 FinTech Design Center. The takeaways of this program would enable the participants get hands-on on Design Thinking process and tools. Importantly, the workshop also aims to emphasize on our proprietary framework 'Design the Thinking' that focuses on outlook and perspective transformation.
Faculty Development Program for SRMIST
The third batch of faculty from SRMIST will be participating in a residential three-day immersive workshop hosted by the School of Design Thinking. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce them to the concept of Design Thinking through hands-on sessions and activities. These faculties will then volunteers as mentors in SRM’s incubation and innovation center. SODT is partnering with SRMIST is driving the values of Design Thinking across students and faculty of the institution.
Design Thinking to challenge Disruption
A leading media conglomerate's departments' heads engaged in a 3-Day Residential workshop to chalk out a roadmap for the future of the conglomerate. The conglomerate was founded several decades back and the management aimed to leverage Design principles in staying ahead of the curve amidst the changing media landscape . The broader goal was to bring a mindset transformation for the employees to think innovatively and foster a Design culture across departments to harness synergy.
Design Thinking for Social Innovation
The core leadership team of the Bhartiya Jain Sangathana from Pune along with seniors from the Shantilal Mutha Foundation led by the visionary social catalyst Mr.Shantilal Mutha himself convened for an immersive Design Thinking workshop aiming to visualize the Sangathana and the Foundation reach a wider mass of the nation in the upcoming decade. The workshop was facilitated by our founder Mr.Arun Jain who shared his own insights on leveraging Design Thinking to witness 10X growth.
Rural Community Engagement Course
With an aim to bring a transformation into the lives of our rural brothers & sisters, students of the SSN School of Management commenced on an interesting journey of Rural Community Engagement course which is blended with Design Thinking and jointly facilitated by our partner organization Mission Samriddhi. Through Design Application and proprietary frameworks of Rural Panchayat Development, students are expected to drive a change into the village ecosystem by tackling problems faced by the community.
Design Thinking - An Awareness Workshop
Our team anchored an awareness workshop for the participants from the affiliated organizations of the Madras Chamber of Commerce at 8012 FinTech Design Center. The workshop focused on our proprietary framework 'Design the Thinking' that aims to bring a mindset change followed by hands-on on Design Thinking tools to apply Design contextually.
Taking Design Thinking to the students of SIAS
As part of their Design Thinking program, the School of Interwoven Arts & Science (Krea University) partnered with the School of Design Thinking to take the concept effectively to the undergraduate students of the university. In this regard, from March to May, the faculty from SoDT took the concept to the students through online sessions, projects and assignments.
Mindset Change for Customer Development
Around 25 senior managers from a leading Chennai based automobile MNC underwent a 3 Day Residential workshop to bring a mindset change to become "Customer-Centric". The workshop aimed to bring a mental shift for the participants to move from Product Development (What am i good at) to Customer Development (What does my customer want?). The batch saw participation from diverse departments of the organization thus making it more collaborative and peer-learning oriented.
How does an organization ensure that its employees develop a 'future-focused' mindset? More importantly, what is a future-focused mindset? In a dedicated hour-and-a-half long webinar to the senior leadership of the human resources department of Volvo India, Dr Anbu Rathinavel will share learnings and insights from his decades-long corporate experience and global best practices on the impact of Design Thinking in preparing a future-focused mindset.
NOIDA Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET)
'Master Trainer' workshop for key faculty members of the institute. The virtual sessions included conceptual approach to Design Thinking as well as case studies and hands-on activities.
Bharathidasan Institute of Management
A credit course for over 60 second year management students of the institute. Leveraging case-studies and scenario-based explanation and in-class and post-session activities, the multi-session course included projects and presentations.
A dedicated and customised workshop for the leadership team. Participants explored the customer landscape and ecosystem for exponential growth. It focused on shifting the mindset of ‘what we could do’ to ‘what we should do’.
Certification workshop for members of TiE
Five-module workshop on Design Thinking through doing. The goal was to strengthen knowledge through experience. Participants learnt to use Design Thinking tools and concepts to address larger design challenges and scale their business.
FDP Program for AICTE | Hosted by CV Raman Univ
An AICTE-initiated (ATAL) Faculty Development Program.
The multi-session course witnessed participants from universities and colleges across India. The sessions also featured speakers from industry and academia.
Ullas Trust: CSR initiative of Intellect Design Arena Ltd.
Members of the School of Design Thinking met students from the higher secondary section of Tamil Nadu Government schools. The session also included a virtual walkthrough of the 8012 FinTech Design Center.
Integra, a leading provider of innovative hi-tech products and solutions in the Government, BFSI and Telecom space with a focus on India and Africa, participated in a workshop on the eve of launching a new business vertical with breakthrough product offering for which they wanted to apply Design Thinking.
The Power & Potential of Design Thinking. The multi-session workshop helped participants understand Design Thinking approaches and focus on mindset transformation. The workshop model included classroom sessions, group activities, projects, case study discussions, post-session assignments and assessment.
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