- € 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.
FormatDuring 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 economyCircular 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 outWe 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 applicationWe 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: PrototypingWe 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