DESIGN THINKING for Scientists (DT for ST)

2016.11.30 | Rita Høyer

Would you like to translate your scientific discoveries and knowledge towards the real-world? Do you want to see if “Innovation” is something that you can do? Then maybe you need to add a new method/tool to your Arsenal.
The Entrepreneurship Unit at the ST Faculty is offering a free workshop series on the new paradigm of “Design Thinking” to students and scientists as a new tool to translate their knowledge towards the external world.
What is Design Thinking?
„Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success“ - Tim Brown, President and CEO at IDEO.
Who uses it?
Institutions as diverse as the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths at the University of London, Stanford University’s D-School, and Singapore University of Technology and Design are leading a rapidly growing movement that is well supported by industry. Design thinking promoters see DT as a new way of thinking about serious problems such as healthcare delivery, community safety, environmental perseveration, and energy conservation.
What will I get out of it?
The DT for ST workshop series takes place at iNANO. It is going to introduce you to this new tool in a series of 4 workshops – that are structured after the 4 phases in this process. A certificate of completion of this process will be offered. The DT workshops will supplement the “scientific method” with a “Design Process” and you will be encouraged to test out your ideas in the real world.
Sign up
At the AU webshop: auws.au.dk/Design_thinking_for_Scientist ; Deadline is 4.th of December

PhD students, Knowledge exchange
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