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Boost Your Creativity And Problem-solving Skills – Register For The 1-Day Fast Forward In Design Thinking For Students

Boost Your Creativity And Problem-solving Skills – Register For The 1-Day Fast Forward In Design Thinking For Students

A design-led mindset is quickly becoming one of the most crucial assets to have in today’s modern working world.

The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at UCT is the home of Design Thinking and is a first for Africa and its people. Much like its predecessors in the USA (d.school) and Germany (HPI School of Design Thinking), d-school Afrika at UCT offers training and capacitation in design-led innovation. Their aim is to spread the ideals of Design Thinking across the continent, creating design-led innovators and creative problem solvers.

Introduction to Design Thinking is a programme specifically designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking capabilities whilst working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams on real world problems. The programme simultaneously aims to build confidence in dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity as well as a human-centered approach to problem solving.

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to work in an environment that incorporates the uncertainty and complexity that goes along with operating in real life. In addition to this, participants will learn how to use design thinking structurally so as to enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration and co-creation.



  • Exposure to the design thinking process.
  • Development of empathy for users.
  • Learning to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Learning to develop low-fidelity prototypes.



This is a 1-day in-person Introduction to Design Thinking that exposes participants to working in multi-disciplinary teams on real world problems.


Application deadline: 15 July 2024

Application Form: https://forms.monday.com/forms/754b4f991257be5b2ef74e8e39a6669b?r=use1


Course date:                         18 July 2024

Time:                                     09h00 – 17h00

Format:                                 In-person

Queries:                                dschool@uct.ac.za


There are limited spots available, so be sure to sign up to secure your place.

Thursday, July 18, 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm
Middle Campus
The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at UCT
Short Course

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Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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