Beginning Design Thinking
12

Thursday, 12 January

7 9:30 pm SGT

GA Singapore, Spacemob

Level 3, 8 Claymore Hill, Space Mob
Singapore
$60 SGD
Regular Ticket
$60 SGD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Beginning Design Thinking

Melisa Chan Photo


Design Manager, Experience Design

12

Thursday, 12 January

7 9:30 pm SGT

GA Singapore, Spacemob

Level 3, 8 Claymore Hill, Space Mob
Singapore
$60 SGD
Regular Ticket
$60 SGD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Design thinking is a user-centered rapid prototyping approach to innovation. It focuses on creating empathy for users in order to define a design problem, proposing multiple solutions that can address the situation, and rapidly prototyping and testing solutions among users for further improvement.

This class will be both theoretical and practical, introducing students to the design thinking process and asking them to participate in an exercise that puts new knowledge to work.

Students will be able to apply the knowledge they gain in this class to business challenges across industries and workgroup structures.

Takeaways

In this class, students will:

  • Understand design thinking methodologies and how they apply across industries
  • Develop strategies to increase empathy with customers to best understand user needs
  • Embrace “dirty” brainstorming to cast a wide net on possible solutions to the user’s problem
  • Learn to rapidly prototype solutions for user testing and iterate through the prototype-test cycle

Prereqs & Preparation

This class is appropriate for any student wanting to effect innovative change in his or her organization. No prior design experience or specific artistic ability is required.

About the Instructor

Melisa Chan Photo

Design Manager, Experience Design

Melisa knew that she wanted to be a designer and a storyteller from the age of 4. Her pursuit of art and thirst for new design throughout her life has been a good foundation for her professional career.

People are at the heart of her work; she believes that she has a responsibility to an end-user, and that user-centric, analytical design informs sensitive, engaging and sustainable design solutions. Along with fulfilling user and client needs, Melisa believes that design should add an element of delight and pleasure to the experience of a place or a brand. Melisa creates stories and places for people. She has over 12 years of experience in retail masterplanning, urban analysis, graphics and signage strategy, environmental branding and interior design.

Melisa was awarded a DesignSingapore Council (DSG) scholarship for her master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Studies and became an Associate upon graduation, representing DSG in a number of events, including the ICSID conference of 2009 and London Design Festival in 2008. Apart from strategy and design, she finds joy in paper-craft, like origami, screen-printing and bookbinding.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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