Design thinking workshop cultivates innovation and entrepreneurship
Design thinking is a creative problem-solving method that emphasises human-centered research and innovation. It has been widely used and recognised for catalysing innovation in diverse disciplines including business, engineering, medicine and education.
On 10 and 11 April, the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative organised the first Asia Design Innovation Meet-up and Gallery at Lingnan University.
Co-moderated by Dr Breanne Przestrzelski from IDEO U and University of San Diego and the Lingnan home team led by Nicholas Ooi and Dr Aloysius Arokiaraj, senior project officers of the Office of Service-Learning, the 2-day design thinking workshop attracted over 40 participants from eight different countries and 10 local organisations in Hong Kong, including all the eight UGC-funded universities, private universities and NGOs. The primary focus was to discover effective ways to integrate design thinking into university classrooms and stimulate students’ creative confidence and problem-solving skills.
Dr Humera Fasihuddin, the Co-Director of University Innovation Fellows Program and Adjunct Professor at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school) concluded the workshop by delivering a seminar on “Expanding Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Campus to turn Academic Knowledge to Impact”.
The workshop successfully provided a platform for representatives of different universities, NGOs and co-working spaces to learn more about design thinking and exchange insights on innovation and entrepreneurship education in tertiary education institutes.