Solving Real Problems with Design Thinking: An Introductory Workshop

Design Workshop

The traditional and linear methods of problem solving can no longer
solve our complex social and economic problems. With an emphasis on
empathy, diversity, collaboration and experimentation, Design Thinking
offers a proven alternative to deal with such challenges. Design
Thinking advocates a user-centric approach to uncover latent human needs and convert them into potential solutions for businesses or non-profits.

It is increasingly being used in fields such as healthcare, education,
consumer technology and services. As an introductory workshop in a
forthcoming series of Design Thinking, this hands-on workshop will guide you through the ‘Design Thinking’ process of problem-solving and
innovation. We will also introduce Design Thinking concepts, case
studies and methodologies. By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • Understand how to apply the basic principles of Design Thinking to
    solve complex problems.
  • Learn techniques to develop human-centered mindset and gain
  • Identify and convert latent human needs into potential business
  • Prototype and present your ideas in a compelling and engaging

Target audiences

Business / Start-up, Social entrepreneurs, Designers, Educators and
anyone looking for ways of developing innovative human-centered
solutions to solve their complex challenges.

Prior experience in Design Thinking not required.

time and location

20 July, 2014, 2:00pm -5:30pm

Good Lab@Prince, 5/F, Le Prabelle Hotel, 372 Portland Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong


We will mainly use English, supplemented with Cantonese.


$300 for the Good Lab member; $400 for non-member

You can register via this

Biography of Trainers

Aditya Kedia

Aditya is strategic designer driven by a passion to create delightful user experience through design intervention. He has been active in helping individuals and organizations to develop a human-centric mindset for problem-solving using Design Thinking methods.

Currently, he is working as a researcher and lecturer at school of
design, Hong Kong polytechnic university and has worked with few
startups. He has also organized several design jams, meetups and
mentored at Startup weekend and do regular workshops to engage design and startup community.

Ellen Timothy Wong

Ellen is currently working as a freelance User Experience Analyst. She has worked for companies such as Wisers, Haymarket Media Ltd., StartJG HK and DesignerCity, and has participated in designing the User Experiences of some of internet business projects such as E-learning Platform, Government News Search System, Asia Financial News Platform, Dubai Airport website and Bank Future Experience Service. She is currently as the member of IxDA HK (Interaction Design Association Hong Kong) and active in helping to promote user experience events in local market.


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