The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at the University of Cape Town are the leaders of excellence in design-led thinking on the continent. Our mission is to empower people to use a design-led mindset to enable the creation of human-centered solutions in an ever-changing world.
Our dscover events or series are curated and targeted engagements that aim to foster a continued dialogue about design-led thinking.
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
All those that are current PhD students, Post Doctorates and everyone involved in research in any discipline including graduate students writing their theses, all research faculty and other research associates.
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.