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Design Thinking Dash

This is a fast, fun, and concise introduction to Design Thinking. A team of experienced Design Thinkers will coach you through the design thinking process. Design Thinking Dash is a once-off teaser experience that will give you a practical understanding of how design thinking can be implemented.

The Design Thinking Dash will expose participants to:

  • Intro to the Design Thinking process and an overview of the d-school Afrika Design Thinking mindsets
  • Importance of human-centred design and to experience the value of this mindset
  • Why working in teams that are diverse and multidisciplinary are crucial to solving problems and unlocking innovation
  • Certain tools and techniques


Design Thinking Dash will be held at the HPI d-school building on UCT’s middle campus. However, we will also be hosting a few online dashes.

Entrance Criteria:

Any one who has been curious about Design Thinking and would like an introduction to it before committing to our other programmes. No entrance criteria.

Course Content:

It’s a fast impactful 3 hour course covering the fundamentals of Design Thinking concepts.

What Will I Gain After This:

Grasp the concepts and mindsets of Design Thinking and understanding their purpose and role.