Design Thinking for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation Brew: How might we reinvent coffee?

Use gdcTHiNK to reinvent coffee and create a better all-round caffeinated experience.

Date: 12 Oct 2019

Times: 09:00 -13:30

Business thrives on coffee and coffee is big business. But the whole experience of buying, brewing, drinking and finishing up after your coffee can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Identify the pain points in your quest for the perfect cup of joe and use the design thinking process to reinvent coffee and create a better all-round caffeinated (or decaf) experience.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to user-centred design thinking as a method for solving problems creatively and for driving innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a practical workshop based on a learning-by-doing approach. The workshop follows the format of a high-energy design sprint, where participants work in teams to complete a design challenge in four hours. In doing so, the participants are exposed to different aspects of design thinking and are guided through the phases of the design process in a practical, fun and hands-on workshop.

Price: Grade 10, 11 & 12 Learners – R350
School Teachers – R500 to earn 5 CPD POINTS
IID Members – R1500 to earn 2 CPD POINTS
The Thirsty Public: R2000

Space is limited so book now. Bookings close 9 Oct 2019. GDC reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient registrations.

An express introduction to design thinking and innovation: Complete a design thinking sprint.

The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions has assessed and validated this IID CPD Activity. The activity carries 2 IID CPD points. Activity reference number: GDC2018/07.
The South African Council for Educators has endorsed this activity for 5 CPTD points. Provider Number HE13196

Contact reception at 011 646 1984 or email for more information or to inquire about the Game Changer workshop for teachers, endorsed by the Idea Collective and SACE for 10 CPTD points.

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The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID) is the only professional body representing the Interior Design industry in South Africa. It operates nationally with representation in GautengKwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern and Western Cape.

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