In this session you will be introduced to the fundamentals of design thinking and human centered design. We will examine what constitutes a design approach through ideation, trigger questions, prototyping from rough to refined views, and iterative development.
Adopting a design mindset is critical to the process of building a new venture, launching a new business, product or service, or changing the way you do business. Design Thinking, popularized by Stanford’s d.school, is a process that you go through to create solutions that will actually be adopted by people. Human-Centered Design, popularized by IDEO.org, is a mindset that overlays design thinking to ensure that the products are actually relevant and beneficial – in the long run – for the people they are intended to serve. Combined, they offer a process and mindset that creates self-sustaining solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.
The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) enables and inspires the development, launch and growth of social enterprises. Our goal is a thriving social enterprise sector that is highly valued as a driver of economic, environmental and social good.
About the Speaker
Manu Sharma works with social purpose organizations seeking to shift their business strategy to improve their bottom line, generate innovation, increase their social impact and/or launch new products and services.