Cultivating a Design-led Thinking mindset is quickly becoming one of the most crucial assets to have in today’s modern working world.

The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika* at UCT is the home of Design Thinking and is a first for Africa and its people. Much like its predecessors in the USA ( and Germany (HPI School of Design Thinking), d-school Afrika* at UCT offers training and capacitation in design-led innovation. Their aim is to spread the ideals of Design Thinking across the continent, creating design-led innovators and creative problem solvers.

Introduction to Design Thinking is a programme specifically designed to provide UCT staff members with the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking capabilities whilst working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams on real-world problems. The programme simultaneously aims to build confidence in dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity as well as a human-centred approach to problem solving.