Namahn Summer Camp 2020


A three-day immersive program to develop and enhance your design skills

Hone your design thinking skills at our three-day immersive training camp where you can practise both proven and new design techniques in a small classroom experience led by experts in design that can be applied to your organisation or profession.

€ 2.000 (excl. VAT)
Tue 25 Aug, 9.00 - 19.30
Wed 26 Aug, 9.00 - 17.00
Thu 27 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.

This year’s theme: To be decided


Last year’s theme: Circular economy

Circular economy was 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 dove right into fieldwork out and about in downtown Brussels. By the end of the day, the participants:
  • Dared to approach strangers — not as hard as you think!
  • Used observation and active listening with non-guiding questions
  • Challenged personal and group assumptions
  • Visualised information and communicate insights deliberately

Day 2: Creative thinking and application

We got creative with ideation tools to come up with adaptable solutions to our challenges. We finished day two with:
  • Looking for patterns and links in our data
  • Creative thinking in and outside the box — team dynamics and accepting different styles
  • Constructive “yes and…” thinking
  • The ability to prioritise ideas and communicate your ideas effectively

Day 3: Prototyping

We experimented by creating a user test for our ideas using an iterative approach that can be applied to any design thinking in an organisation. We:
  • Actually DID and MADE things — it’s the only way to learn!
  • Accepted a “fail fast” mentality to learn from failures
  • Letted go of defensive reactions, the user is always right!
  • Valued experience over execution — what you’re testing is more important than how it looks

Previous editions

Namahn Summer Camp 2018
Namahn Summer Camp 2018
Namahn Summer Camp 2018
Namahn Summer Camp 2018
Namahn Summer Camp 2018
Namahn Summer Camp 2018



Graphic Designer, Something Els

“The summer camp was a way to learn a lot in a practical way in a very short amount of time on a very professional level.”


Head of Innovation, Wordline

“Nice experience with people from different domains and levels of experience to work on a concrete and easy to understand issue in Brussels.”


Management Consultant, Hedera Consulting

“All tools, theories and approaches were put into practice which makes it realistic.”


Brand Specialist, Colruyt Group

“Gives a broad view on the design disciplines.”

Register for Namahn Summer Camp 2020

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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.

All tickets are subject to availability: places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

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 facilitators based on availability. The replacement facilitators 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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