WHAT IS Human-Centered Design?

Our problem solving techniques

Design Thinking: A Human-Centered Approach is a methodlogy, applicable to all walks of life, of creating new and innovative ideas and solving problems; it is not limited to a specific industry or area of expertise. It is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems, here are no judgments in design thinking. This eliminates the fear of failure and encourages maximum input and participation. Crazy ideas are welcome, since these often leads to the most creative solutions.

Human-Centered Design is more experimental and less step-by-step. It's fuzzier. It's intuitive. It's empathic. It’s integrative thinking, where you put together ideas from different sources. This is a way of thinking that is not quite so linear, but you can build confidence in it if you do it over and over again.

Children who learn human-centered design have a valuable skill set to solve any kind of problem, not just design. Our workshop inspires creative problem solving by combining empathy, and story-based learning. 

CHILDREN WHO LEARN HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN HAVE A VALUABLE SKILL SET TO SOLVE ANY KIND OF PROBLEM, NOT JUST DESIGN
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Design Thinking: A Human-Centered Approach teaches the children to innovate meanings, and meanings make a difference in the market. Children collaborate, communicate, ideate, problem solve, become empathetic, and learn to persevere. These concepts are the foundation of education which our education system are lacking of. Companies adapting Design Thinking: Apple, IBM, Deutsche Bank, Ministry Of Manpower, Yale University Biomedical Engineering Department, Bank Of America, Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, Sesame Workshop App, Ford Motor and many more. 

There's no one definition of design thinking. It's a mindset and set of values that applies both analytical and creative thinking towards solving a specific problem. It is about how you think and not what you know; it is about the journey and not the destination. -Chirag Mehta

EMPATHY. IN ORDER TO GET TO NEW SOLUTIONS, YOU HAVE TO GET TO KNOW DIFFERENT PEOPLE, DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, DIFFERENT PLACES. - EMI KOLAWOLE

 

OUR CURRICULUM

Problem solving techniques

1. The user knows best:

Understanding your user’s needs will facilitate solutions that are not only feasible and viable, but − most importantly − wanted. 

2. Hands on:

In order to innovate beyond what already exists, you have to test and experience an idea to find its true value and functionality. The iterative character of our workshop encourages your child to craft better solutions by learning from early, and inexpensive mistakes.

3. Interdisciplinary:

Solving complex problems often requires the incorporation of multiple perspectives and the knowledge of many disciplines.

IN ESSENCE, DESIGN THINKING PRESCRIBES A COLLABORATIVE, SOLUTION-ORIENTED APPROACH RATHER THAN AN INDIVIDUALISTIC, PROBLEM-ORIENTED APPROACH

TRADITIONAL THINKING vs DESIGN THINKING (HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN)

YOU CAN’T JUST GIVE SOMEONE A CREATIVITY INJECTION. YOU HAVE TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR CURIOSITY AND A WAY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE AND GET THE BEST OUT OF THEM- SIR KEN ROBINSON

 

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Optimism is the thing that drives you forward. - John Bielenberg