Gain skills that will future-proof your career opportunities by joining the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika* at UCT’s Design Thinking Week.

Calling all registered UCT and other Higher Education Institution students. If you are under the age of 35, we invite you to join us for a fast and impactful 4-day immersion into design-led thinking which will enhance your ability to navigate an uncertain world making you more competitive in the job market.

This course will introduce you to the key mindsets and problem-solving methodologies of design-led thinking. You will learn how to develop innovative, human-centred solutions working within agile, multidisciplinary teams.

This course will help you:

  • Build skills for the future, as you prepare to enter the working world, by mastering the Four C’s (Critical thinking; Creativity; Communication; and Collaboration)
  • Experience an introduction to working in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Discover digital learning tools.
  • Build creative confidence.
“In SA the situation is even more acute. The country has one of the largest youth populations by percentage and also youth unemployment rates in the world at 74%, coupled with a stalled economy. And the situation has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not a good thing for anyone. Without the right skills, businesses will fail to thrive and grow, the economy will stagnate further, and young people will remain unemployed and understimulated, eroding their self-confidence, stealing their futures and ultimately undermining social stability.”
- Thought Leadership article in Business Day