- € 2.000 (excl. VAT)
- Enrol today!
- Enrolment is open through 31 May.
- Tue 27 Aug, 9.00 - 19.30
Wed 28 Aug, 9.00 - 17.00
Thu 29 Aug, 9.00 - 17.00
Breakfast and lunch is provided daily.
- Namahn studios
- Professionals with an interest in design thinking. No previous experience with design methods is required.
What to expect
Design thinking in practice
Practice and develop key design abilities as part of a team of like-minded individuals in the field of design.
We will iterate fundamental design thinking components such as learning from users, thinking outside of the box, building prototypes with intent and navigating ambiguity.
Inspiring individuals and keynote speakers
A true team-building experience in our studios in the heart of Brussels. We will eat breakfast and lunch together each day, and enjoy a guest speaker on a separate, inspiring topic.
The first evening of camp concludes with a keynote speaker and light refreshment.
During the three-day camp, we’ll tackle a complex theme with the right balance of elemental theory and hands-on activities applying innovative design tools. Our expert designers will guide you step by step to embrace the topic’s complexity, understand the root challenges and identify solutions that answer real needs.
Theme: Circular economy
Circular economy is the theme of Summer Camp 2019. Sustainability and a regenerative approach have become prominent in today’s lexicon, but how can design be an underlying force in creating change that truly lasts?
Day 1: Get out
We spend the first day out of the design studios collecting insight out in the field. People are the base of a human-centered design approach, so we’ll go out into Brussels together to uncover the expectations, mindsets and needs of those that we will be designing for.
- Conduct, analyse and synthesise user research
- Understand and map the whole context
- Extract design challenges
Day 2: Creative thinking and application
On day two, you will surprise yourself at how creative you can be! We will apply ideation tools to come up with creative and adaptable solutions to tackle the identified challenges. We will share tools and tips to ensure that our ideas are diverse and out-of-the-box, as well as insight on how to prioritise and develop them.
- Ideate in groups
- Explore ideas in multiple dimensions
- Prioritise and develop ideas
Day 3: Prototyping
What’s the only way to ensure that ideas can become a solid concept? Experimentation! On the last day, we’ll prototype in order to test and improve our ideas. Based on user feedback, we’ll evolve our ideas into a more refined concept. This iterative mindset is paramount for the adoption of design thinking within your organisation.
- Create a prototype
- Conduct and synthesise a user test
- Iterate and refine your concept