Design thinking summer camp


Each year, Namahn offers a summer camp on design thinking. This year our challenge is to envision future mobility in Brussels. Using systemic design methods and emerging prototyping tools and by sharing our proven methodology as well as the newest insights, we offer participants a unique opportunity to experiment with design for complexity.

€ 2.100
(excluding VAT)
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM. Lunch is provided.
Namahn studios
Professionals with an interest in design thinking and systems thinking. No experience with design methods required.
Next session
To be announced

What you will learn

You will learn the principles of design thinking and systemic design, methodologies that enable organisations to identify the core issues in a world becoming more complex, and offer meaningful solutions.

Seeing the bigger picture

Understanding the system from a human-centered point of view. Placing human needs at the center, and in relation to one another is a crucial skill of modern-day organisations.

Designing for connected experiences

Learning how to create memorable experiences for users, and interventions that can be implemented in the system are valuable skills for change makers.

Conceiving the solution space

Interventions in a system should be tested and iterated continuously, prototyping is an important part of this process and can make the difference between failure or success.

What you will do


Participants work in teams, Namahn designers guide the teams through a process of understanding, exploring and prototyping.


Each team uses a combination of UX, service design and systemic design principles to experiment in protected spaces. The teams often interact to bounce off and test ideas.

Inspirational talks

Each day, we feature a speaker that presents a far-off, inspiring topic.


Future mobility in Brussels

We envision an ideal solution for mobility in this hectic urban area, with its many opponents and proponents of pedestrian areas, public transport and car parks. Today is a bitter battle where everyone claims their space in the city.

What could be a brighter tomorrow for mobility in Brussels?


Day 1: Understand – seeing the bigger picture

  • Listen to the system
  • Identify leverage points

Day 2: Explore – designing for connected experiences

  • Ideate on interventions
  • Explore through gameplay

Day 3: Prototype – conceiving the solution space

  • Prototype real world interactions
  • Test your concepts

Impressions from last years’ edition

Namahn Summer Camp 2017
Namahn Summer Camp 2017
Namahn Summer Camp 2017
Namahn Summer Camp 2017
Namahn Summer Camp 2017
Namahn Summer Camp 2017


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Registration and invoicing policy – Registration is only finalised after receipt of this fully completed document. Payment should be done upon receipt of the invoice, within 10 working days. When your registration is finalised, you will receive confirmation, as well as a reminder with practical details at least two working days before the course.

Early bird tickets can be purchased until 15 May 2018 23:59 UTC+2. All tickets are subject to availability: places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Final registrations close on 31 July 2018 23:59 UTC+2.

Non-Belgian EC members: please note an additional 21% VAT is charged on your participation fee (rule of VAT exemption does not apply on fees for attending trainings in Belgium). Namahn’s account information can be found under administrative info.

General principles – Registrations are done on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a training is fully booked, people wanting to register will be put on a waiting list. They will be given a sequence number in both the Contacts and Participants file. Registrations become final after receipt of payment. To ensure diversity, we accept at most two participants from the same organisation.

Cancellation policy – Cancellation without charges is possible until 30 days prior to the summer camp. No refund is issued for cancellations within 30 days of the start of the summer camp. Note, however, that a registration may be transferred to another participant of the same company.

Namahn reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrolment. Such decisions will be made at least 14 days before the scheduled dates. Registrants will be notified via email.

Namahn reserves the right to replace the teachers based on availability. The replacement teachers will have an equivalent level of expertise in the field and participants will be notified ahead of time to the extent possible.

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