The Innovation Village is a launchpad for leading entrepreneurs and innovators working to solve the country’s most pressing challenges using technology. By converging the ecosystem to be a catalyst for job creation, the entity supports innovative solutions to break down barriers in Uganda and the continent to create an environment that enables entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
Design Thinking is a human-centred approach for innovation embraced by the world’s most successful organizations for powering innovation and high performance in teams. It’s a process that when applied can transform difficult organizational challenges into opportunities. By leveraging design thinking principles, teams learn how to adopt an innovation mindset, generate new ideas, and solve real-world business challenges with the tools of design.
Design thinking encourages organizations to focus on the people they are creating for, which leads to better products, services, and internal processes.
The program is designed to give the teams a hands-on/interactive experience using the tools and techniques of design thinking to benefit the organizations plans for growth. Through this program, teams address challenges and leverage design principles to map out ideas, identify the most desirable, viable and feasible solutions and finally develop a roadmap/prototype of the solution.
The approach provides an interactive and practical workshop to get started with design thinking and learning through doing. The session enables one to develop the mindset and attitude of a design thinker who is focused on innovating with the end-user to succeed sooner, with content guiding each team’s learning journey to take on complex challenges and prototype potential solutions. The session is facilitated remotely with tools and techniques shared to use when getting started.
Describing design thinking principles, methods, and applications for corporate innovation
Apply principles to solve a real business challenge in your organization i.e, launching new products and services, boosting customer experience, optimizing processes, and engaging your best talent
Embed design as a key process for need finding and solutions development in your company
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