This workshop course is for researchers at all levels who wish to produce high-quality research output and better understand how creativity can help them gain clarity, make insights and produce sustainable progress.
We will look into the power of visual thinking, better understand the underpinning driver of all success – your energy – and with “the science of action” we will explore why you may procrastinate and how to overcome blocks and cultivate proactivity and initiative.
Take this course if you wish to complement your analytical skills with creative problem solving abilities so that you can face the unknown and learn from failure for (research) impact and personal growth.
For more information, visit: www.CreativityInResearch.org
The d-school Afrika will be facilitating design thinking dash for the selected students. A dash is a fast, fun, and concise introduction to Design Thinking. A team of experienced Design Thinkers will coach you through the design thinking process over a 4 hour period. Design thinking Dash is a once-off teaser experience that will give you a practical understanding of how design thinking can be implemented.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kernbach is Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Visiting Fellow at Stanford University, and Guest Professor at the African Doctoral Academy. He has worked as a manager for Xerox, a Swiss startup, and as consultant at Interbrand. He consults organizations like Nike, United Nations, IBM, and others. He founded the Visual Collaboration Lab (www.ViCoLa.org) and the Life Design Lab (www.LifeDesignLab.ch). His work focuses on design thinking, visual thinking, storytelling, creativity, and life design. He is part of the "Research as Design" team at Stanford's Institute of Design. The work, curriculum and book are available here: www.CreativityInResearch.org.