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Design Thinking Fundamentals
Learn the fundamental skills and mindsets to apply design thinking in your day-to-day work
Get the tools, mindset and skills to develop an adaptable mindset in your personal and professional life.
Be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary group during 20 weeks and have unique access to a network of experts in the field.
To create an inclusive digital society
we build and foster a diverse community of learners
with a human-centered design approach
and the openness to share our knowledge with the world.
Our projects are clustered in intensive, trend related programmes called 'Tracks'. Each Track sees multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers and researchers working on challenges that meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Join us in creating a democratic digital society.
This track signifies the challenge democratic societies face in governing the intertwined online and physical world. With democracies backsliding across the globe, it is clear there is an urgent need for an upgrade. Since democracies by definition center around people, the primary design challenge is to contribute to technological citizenship. Collectively citizens must demand democratic structures, institutions and processes to rejuvenate and guarantee basic democratic principles such as freedom, equality and the protection of human rights.
The idea of a digital twin, a virtual representation of an object, a person or a process, is not new. But the application of advanced big data analytics and AI might turn it into a truly disruptive technology. What happens when digital twins are linked to the real world, real people, real processes, real time for monitoring and control? Who will be using this technology and for what purposes?
EdTech for Social Change
The EdTech for Social Change track is a connective hub that opens space for partnerships, applied research and projects with industry stakeholders. Together we use technology to boost individual learning, corporate training, and to make learning accessible to vulnerable social groups.
Design Across Cultures
In this track we design new ways to create meaningful connections between multiple stakeholders to co-create insights, ideas and solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The key question: how can you design for collaboration across contexts, cultures and nations, sustainably, without having to be physically travel across the globe?
Education is going through a transformation. This transformation became suddenly very urgent when we had to teach and study from home. Based on this recent and intense experience, we gained the knowledge and know-how, to now research and design the ideal blend between physical and online education.
Systems for Sharing
In this track we will work on technical, digital and social systems. We create proof of concepts, prototypes and do applied research to support ’systems for sharing’ in the light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will also train organisations and professionals to adopt a different mindset and be able to stimulate a sharing culture within their work environment or community.
Digital to Physical
How does the blend of the digital and physical worlds change our society? In this track we explored topics such as smart spaces and objects, physical cybersecurity, inclusivity and the future of our digital/physical society.
Data Driven Transformation
How can we ensure we marshal data in such a way as to benefit society? We explored the possibilities, considering subjects such as the energy transition, health and experience.