Course Description

5-Day DesignThinkers Design Thinking Bootcamp Week August 2018

Johannesburg

The DesignThinkers Bootcamp offers a unique team of internationally recognized and highly experienced Design Thinking practitioners from the business, design and academic world. A combination of Personal Coaching, Master Classes and in-depth knowledge of Service Design Thinking Tools and Methodology. ‘Learning by Doing’ at the DesignThinkers Bootcamp August 20th – August 24th 2018 in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg main objective: Guiding participants how to apply Design Thinking in Organisational contexts.

WHO WILL BE YOUR COACH?

The coaches will share their experiences during the DesignThinkers Bootcamp week and will guide you and your team on a specific topic during the process from doing Research to Designing Service Concepts and Implementation of these Concepts in complex organizations.

Katherine Train, will be your research and empathy coach. She has researched the application of empathy in organisations through the lens of the emerging South African development as a new democracy, with its cultural and resource diversity and history of social upheaval. Katherine has been facilitating workshops on empathy and related topics since 2005 in corporate, NGO and the public sector.

Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, will be your Design Coach. Mugendi is an Industrial Designer/Educator/Researcher with a passion for Africa, Design and Technology. He brings a wealth of knowledge around human-centred design. His international academic and professional career is highly cited, and evident in the numerous boards he serves on, his research output, and broad peer admiration.

Abbas Jamie, will be your Business Coach. He is a seasoned businessman and corporate executive with a strong track record of experience in both government and private sector. Abbas drives innovation in Aurecon on an African scale with a focus on developing new inovation narratives for Afrika.

“The DT Bootcamp was a wonderful experience. Thanks DesignThinkers!”

 

WHO WILL FACILITATE?

The facilitators will focus continuously on your teams’ progress of the different activities during the DesignThinkers Bootcamp.

Robert Bloom, is a senior facilitator stimulating creative leadership within corporate environments. Robert strives to help organisations find new opportunities, strategies and structures that drive market leadership and sustainable transformation.

“Design Thinking Bootcamp is refreshing, informative and fun. A week of hard work, with the right mix of theory and practice integrated in a very interesting and stimulating program.”

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The purpose of DT Bootcamp is to equip you with powerful design tools and methods that enable you to reach your professional and personal goals.

During this week-long experience, you’ll learn why, when, and how to conduct ethnographic research, build personas, create customer journey maps, construct prototypes, identify value exchange among stakeholders, and more.

We strongly believe in ‘Learning by Doing’, so the DesignThinkers Bootcamp will be a high energy and hands-on event. You’ll be challenged to work in small teams on a real case. A key focus of this program will be on exploring how to integrate these tools in an organization and how to create buy-in within an organization and with your sponsors.

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

In addition to learning Service Design Thinking tools and methodology and transforming your way of thinking and your mindset, the Bootcamp coaches are all practitioners and will guide participants toward putting Design Thinking into practice.

HOW WILL THE PROGRAM CHANGE YOUR DAILY WORKING LIFE?

You will also work closely with the day-coaches, and with other participants to grapple with questions like:

  • How to successfully implement Design Thinking in a fast-paced business environment, especially if there’s little capacity or appetite for change?
  • How to build greater empathy in your organization in order to identify and address the needs & wants of your customers, employees, and other stakeholders?
  • How to increase your tolerance for failure and create an environment where you learn faster?
  • How to create a sustainable culture of innovation by design?

In addition to the training program you will be provided with a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.
 

OVERVIEW DESIGNTHINKERS BOOTCAMP PROGRAM

Arrival at 9am for Registration and welcoming.

Monday August 20th – WELCOMING & RESEARCH DAY
09:30 hr ‘DesignThinkers Bootcamp’ Kick-off
10:00 hr  Team Introduction Game
11:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class, by Katherine Train (Research and Empathy)
12:00 hr DOING: Challenge
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for during Design Research)
13:30 hr Design Research: GO OUT
15:00 hr Trends & Insights
16:30 hr Team Presentations
17:15 hr Reflection and Preparations for next day

Tuesday August 21st – DESIGN DAY
09:30 hr Briefing Team Coach
10:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class ‘Design’
11:30 hr DOING: From Insights to Concepts
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for)
13:00 hr DOING: From Insights to Concepts
16:30 hr Team Presentations
17:15 hr Reflection and Preparations for next day

Wednesday August 22nd – FUNDAMENTALS DAY
09:30 hr Briefing Team Coach
10:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class ‘Fundamentals’
11:30 hr DOING: Service Scenarios and Business Models
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for)
13:00 hr DOING: Prototyping
15:00 hr DOING: Testing
16:30 hr Team Presentations
17:15 hr Reflection and Preparations for next day

Thursday August 23rd – BUSINESS DAY
09:30 hr Briefing Team Coach
10:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class ‘How to adopt Design Thinking in your organization?’
11:30 hr DOING: Implementation Strategy
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for)
13:00 hr DOING: Designing Dragons’ Den Presentations ‘How to convince and involve your sponsor?’
16:30 hr DOING: Dragons’ Den Presentations
17:15 hr Prize Winner
18:00 hr Party Time & Networking Event

Friday August 24th – APPLICATION DAY
10:00 hr Planning for challenging work contexts (and how to handle this)
11:15 hr Finding new opportunities and initiating projects
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for)
13:00 hr Action plan (prototype) to take DT back to your organisation
15:00 Handing out Certificates and Champagne

design thinking bootcamp with DesignThinkers Johannesburg Cape Town South Africa

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process. Our DT professionals can come over to you, we are represented in over 25 countries.

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Learning by doing design thinking in cape town and Johannesburg South Africa

Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Learning by doing design thinking in cape town and Johannesburg South Africa

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

Learning by doing design thinking in cape town and Johannesburg South Africa

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

About this Event

Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa

August 20th – 24th 2018
Language: English
Maximum participants: 30

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price: R17 475,00
until July 26th 2018

Regular Ticket Price: Price R18 245,00

Prices are intended excluding VAT.

The ticket includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and beverages.

A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

Discounts available for teams signing up, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

Contact robert[@]designthinkersgroup.com

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