Future Cities & 5G: Design Thinking Workshop

What is design thinking? Is it only for designers? Can I benefit from it?

Design Thinking in its simplest form, is an approach to solving problems. Once you understand the core principles and framework, you can apply it to just about anything. In the enterprise, it asks for cross-functional teams to come together to co-ideate and co-create products and experiences that are centred around the end-user.

Join the Rogers digital team for an immersive workshop as we use design thinking, to explore and create the ideal smart city with 5G technology. By the end of the session, you will have observed, defined, created, and tested your new city. Then, we will reflect on how you can use the principles in your day-to day work supporting and advancing agile practices and adoption.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Participants will be taken through a series of exercises leveraging the Design Thinking framework to build a Future City with 5G technology. You will observe, define, create, and test your new city. Then, you will reflect on how you can use the principles in your day-to day work supporting and advancing agile practices and adoption.

Learning Outcome

Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the Design Thinking framework as a way to approach problem solving.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in an interactive workshop where they will learn about Design Thinking

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites needed, just bring yourself and an open mind!

schedule Submitted 3 months ago

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