LATITUDE GROUP TRAVEL IN CONJUCTION WITH BRAINSTEM
5 DAY REAL-WORLD DESIGN CHALLENGE
Including Design Thinking
WHAT IS DESIGN THINKING ?
Developed by IDEO founder David Kelley, design thinking is defined as “a human-centred 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.” Design Thinking uses the Stanford d.school and IDEO design methodology in a five step process, open across all industries and all cultures.
It moves away from the concept of ‘design’ as being only aesthetics and style, instead applying it to a broader set of issues and problems in business and society.
Further integration of the design thinking process in classroom learning has the capacity to give students an edge in the future.
WHAT IS THE REAL WORLD DESIGN CHALLENGE?
The Real World Design Challenge is a 5 day program developed by Latitude Group Travel in conjunction with Brainstem.
The design challenge is an open-ended project that encourages students to ask questions, take initiative and think creatively. Students will learn the 5 step Stanford d.school and IDEO design methodology, while using design thinking to find a solution to a real-world problem they have identified in their communities.
Students will also gain the following 21st century skills and capabilities:
- Best practice
- Collaboration/ Teamwork
- Social skills
- Research skills
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking