Knowing through doing: Teaching design thinking


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Walsh Street House, designed by Robin Boyd in 1957. Photo by John Gollings.

Design thinking shapes responsive, problem-solving, entrepreneurial thinkers and doers who can rise to the challenges and opportunities of complex issues; it’s an approach that has benefits beyond creative and technology-driven disciplines.

Understanding and teaching the knowledge required for design thinking is akin to learning to swim from a book. Come and hear from an advocacy panel of design professionals and education leaders who will discuss how to better understand and teach the skills required for design thinking.

Topics covered range from different pedagogical approaches to how design professionals can better connect with those delivering design curricula, and how to better support and inspire young people, including those from under-represented communities, to discover the value of good design. There will also be the chance for people to connect and mingle afterwards.

Presented by the Robin Boyd Foundation. 

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.