Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy

Design Thinking For Social Service

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Description

“Design Thinking” is one of the hottest topics in the business and social change arena today. 

Over the past decade, the term “Design Thinking” has garnered considerable attention in a wide range of organisations and contexts beyond the traditional scopes of designers. Many advocate design thinking as a method and process for unlocking innovation, a collaborative problem-solving tool for complex or wicked issues, and as a means of prototyping and testing, to generate possibilities to meet users’ needs, wants and/or desires.

Hence, it is imperative to include Design Thinking in social services.

This workshop is designed with a series of mini hands-on activities that allow participants to experience moments of the design thinking journey in the context of the social service sector. This one-day workshop will introduce the basics to design thinking; key tenets and the importance of its practice within the social service sector and beyond. 

Key Areas

  • Introduction to Design Thinking
  • Key Tenets of Design Thinking
  • The relevance of design thinking within the social services
  • Case Studies

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • Explain the concept and use of Design Thinking
  • Describe the tenets of Design Thinking
  • Relate the importance of Design Thinking to social services