Hedge School Dublin is a design camp for secondary school students – exploring, understanding and developing innovative responses to the challenge Design for 21st Century learning. Over two weeks as part of Innovation Dublin 2011 students carried out research, identified insights, developed responses and moved from ideas to action by prototyping their solutions live with the public.
Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
These days there’s a lot of talk – and a lot of executive education – revolving around “design thinking”. Companies like Apple, Netflix, Facebook and others are disrupting industries and business models left and right. And with these developments comes the realization that traditional approaches to problem-solving are no longer enough. So, across industries around the world, attention is shifting to design thinking as an approach for unleashing creativity and innovation in organisations.
(About the author: Laura Montgomery is a higher-education expert who blogs for The Economist Careers Network).
A society’s progress depends upon the quality of the questions it asks itself and to know what questions to ask today in order to secure a sustainable future.
One question could be: “Why design something at all?”
Our society obsesses over entrepreneurship, innovation and design for creating growth, however few stop and ask ‘Why,’ or, think about the high impact “Why’s – What’s – How’s” before doing any Design Thinking at all. For a society, organization or individual to make meaningful progress, this balance will be required for long and short-term investments in the development process.
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