Guwahati: Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solve problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.
Design Thinking revolves around a deep interest in developing an understanding of the people for whom we' are designing the products or services The method describes a human-cantered, iterative design process consisting of 5 steps—Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. Design thinking is useful in tackling problems that are ill-defined or unknown.
The ‘Impact Week’ to be organised by IIE from December 12 to 20 in collaboration with German Design Thinking Impact Week team aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation and help develop sustainable business models. Some of the world’s leading brands like Google, Samsung and GE have rapidly adopted Design Thinking approach and design thinking is being taught around the world including Stanford, Harvard and MIT.
The programme has two parts: Training of Trainers (TOT) programme: (December 12 to 14, 2018): The objective of the Programme is to create a pool of design Thinking coaches. The team would be a group of senior coaches from the German Design Thinking Team. They will take part in the sessions and will provide coaching for the entire period.
Training for Students: (December 17 to 20, 2018): A design Thinking camp for 100 youths for both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. There will be participants and faculty members from various educational institutions like IIE, TISS Assam Agricultural University, and IIT etc. The participants will be facilitated to ideate and develop sustainable business models encompassing various sectors relevant to the region like healthcare, tourism, rural economy, supply chain and warehousing and environment.