We are happy to warm up the winters with a Design-Thinking workshop. The workshop would be taken by Design Researchers (the profiles are given below).
You would be wondering why we have named the workshop as 'Demystifying Design-Thinking'? Please read on...
We think that Design-Thinking has been made a fancy term devoid of its fundamental principles.
Let us understand...
Design-Thinking is a method to attack "spaghetti-like" problems.
Here are we, our world & its future:
...and, that is too complex. The issues are interconnected and, entangled, like spaghetti. Few of the questions which come are:
In simpler terms, the questions we need to ask are:
This is what the workshop will focus upon.
We rest our case here and see you on 28th December.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is aimed at the professional who is in a leadership position and looking at the strategy for the next couple of years. This workshop requires stepping out of the office to observe and interview the stakeholders where they live and work.
Devanuj K Balkrishan (www.devanuj.com) is a design educator and researcher. A Ph D in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from IIT Bombay, he has also worked in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). His research work frames many important issues pertaining to designing for the Next Billion Users or Emergent Users.
Susmita Sharma holds a Doctorate from IDC School of Design, IITB. Her PhD thesis deals with conducting and analyzing eye-tracking methodology to evaluate the visual perception of users for design use. She has published several research papers.
Her areas of expertise include Design Research, Design and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), user studies, visual perception, form studies and aesthetics.
She has chaired sessions, organized and conducted courses/workshops at International Conferences and Design Institutes on user perception and design thinking.
Previously, she worked at Tata Interactive Systems as a Senior Specialist in Graphic Design; and had also been a visiting professor at Sir JJ School of Art, NIFT, IDC.
Currently, she is working on projects that focus on the technology used for social impact.
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