Master of Public Policy   Master of International Affairs   Master of Data Science for Public Policy  

Design thinking for societal purpose

Have you ever wondered what the buzz around design thinking is all about? Have you heard that it is the solution to all our problems? Or have you questioned that, since you generally do not believe in one-size-fits-all solutions? We asked ourselves the exact same questions. However, after studying design thinking and working with this method in various contexts, we believe that design thinking can be a very helpful tool in the appropriate contexts and that it will enrich your set of problem-solving strategies.

In this PDC, you will learn how to use the design thinking framework to develop, test and iterate solutions to complex societal challenges. During the two workshop days you will experience the entire design thinking process and use a variety of its tools. Furthermore, we want to reflect how you can make use of the design thinking toolkit in your studies and your career. We will share our own experiences and offer examples of how you could incorporate freelance and coaching work in your potential future career paths. This PDC will be conducted fully online, which, in addition, will offer you the chance to experience methods and strategies for digital collaboration.