By Ben Chong
On July 14, we had one of our best experiences in Positive X’s One-Day Design Thinking Workshops. With intense activities and rapid design challenges, we graduated 21 fully-fledged Design Thinkers!
The July cohort has been our largest group so far in all our workshops. Our coaches saw individuals from all backgrounds transform into powerful innovators as they learned the process of Design Thinking.
Here are some of our favourite moments:
Caught in the act of a criminal amount of ideas.
Enthusiasm gets us all going!
Whether sitting or standing, ideation occurs wherever suits you.
Post-its: A subtle symbol of Design Thinking.
Team 1 gathers together to discuss what they learned.
Team 2 having a group meeting.
Team 3 gets to work!
Team 2 goes over their ideas on the board.
In our sharing session, Design Thinkers talk about what grabbed their attention the most.
Prototyping is a team project,
Presenting a pitch!
Coach Jon giving a demonstration of Journey Maps.
Coach Jon sharing a happy moment with Team 2.
Public interviews at Publika as we engage in the Empathise step.
Talking over some game plans before interviewing users.
Design Thinkers warm up to each other over the course of a day, and become friends just as quickly!
The audience is enraptured.
Writing down ideas for the board.
Lots of discussions.
Design Thinkers have their attentions grabbed and their curiosities piqued.
I wonder what they’re looking at?
Interviews can be difficult but enjoyable!
Ideas overflow in the team as they get into the zone.
Insights are shared.
A nugget of insight.
Discussions on how to move forward.
Team 2 gathers at to sort through all their information on the board.
Our Playbooks help Design Thinkers keep track of what they’re doing, and is full of useful info.
Coach Marcus sharing his insights and experience in Design Thinking.
Team 3 gathers together to go over their prototype, a moving roof!
The teams cross-examine each other as they test out their prototypes.
Our July Cohort was the largest group to have ever graduated together. Congratulations!
Want to know more about Design Thinking in Malaysia? Positive X is a people development firm that equips talents with design, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking and skills. You can know more about us at http://www.positivex.asia.
This article was written by Ben Chong, our resident Design Thinking enthusiast and creative.
Edited by Ben Chong.