Class Format
Dialogue

An interactive session on a selected topic. There will be a short presentation followed by an open discussion to share ideas and opinions.

Description

Design Process — The Key Role is to Empathise — Human-Centred Design — Design Thinking — Multidisciplinary Approach

Learn how to turn empathy into problem solving in your daily life. This lesson will help you understand the difference between Design Thinking and Human Centred Design and how to use them together to solve social problems and improve human life.


Key takeaways

1. Learn how to turn empathy into problem solving in your daily life and its key role in the design process.

2. An overview of human-centred design and design thinking: How to use them together for social innovation and change.

3. Why integrating multidisciplinary expertise maximises social impact and innovation.

About the class host

Marcela Checa-Sauermann is a multidisciplinary designer based in Hamburg, Germany. She has experience in Art Direction, User Interface, Interaction Design, Digital Advertising and Graphic Design. Her interest is to use design as a tool to unlock innovation and help problem solving in daily life. She believes using design knowledge and skills can lead people to do meaningful work that can tackle social issues and contribute to a better life for many.

She is interested in Social Innovation, Design Thinking, Collaborative Consumption (Sharing Economy) and User Centred Methodologies. She is currently also the founder of Pets Ahoi, a pet tech Startup in Hamburg, Germany.

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