Workshop on Design Thinking: The Recipe for Innovation!
Impact Hub Dhaka and Youth Co:Lab Bangladesh have partnered up to bring you a series of creative workshops.
Youth Co:Lab is the largest youth social entrepreneurship movement in Asia and the Pacific, co-created by UNDP and Citi Foundation. Impact Hub is one of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale.
Design Thinking: The Recipe for Innovation!
The COVID-19 crisis has transformed our daily lives and work styles as the world around us got occupied with uncertainty. But within this uncertainty, there exists a myriad of opportunities to design and re-design businesses to grab your desired market. Keeping this in mind, Impact Hub Dhaka in partnership with Youth Co:Lab Bangladesh is hosting a workshop on “Design thinking”. A human-centered design expert will take this workshop focusing on designing a workshop that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. Entrepreneurs can immerse themselves in user’s eye to gain a better understanding of how their solution can benefit the target audience, observe and ask questions to see things from their point of view, identify their biases and assumptions after attending this workshop.
The workshop will introduce participants to the concept of design thinking and the importance of bringing customers to the center by identifying ideas customers and profile. Activities will include going through case studies to understand the feasibility of solutions in different scenarios followed by a number of exercises for participants to practice their learnings. Participants will be familiarized with the five steps of the Design Thinking process and will be able to generate and prototype key ideas under the principles of Design Thinking. Participants will also be equipped with useful methods, resources and tools to help entrepreneurs immerse into the world of design thinking.
About the Facilitator:
The workshop will be facilitated by Tazin Shadid, CEO of YY Ventures who has over 15 years of experience in empathy led technology products and servicers and strategy development. Tazin has co-founded a long list of critical ventures including Spreeha Foundation, Amarlab, Neofarmers and Spider Digital. In this webinar, Tazin Shadid brings his specialization in Human-centered design, and his passion for solving problems to help new generation entrepreneurs in tackling pressing problems of our society through entrepreneurship,
The workshop is for students, professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, startup enthusiasts and budding entrepreneurs who want to learn a proven and systematic approach to product development. If you are responsible for driving innovation, growth and customer experience, this workshop is for you! The workshop will bring together a diverse group of people and provide a rare opportunity to share knowledge.
Why Design Thinking?
While traditional businesses have focused on detailed planning and hierarchy to successfully maximize operational efficiency, it has become equally important to develop the ability to quickly innovate and respond to changes. In modern practices, Innovation has proven to be useful in addressing and solving complex social and environmental issues.
Design Thinking is a useful mindset for entrepreneurs and small-business owners because it teaches them how to become focused on seeing the world through their customer’s eyes, how to uncover those customers’ real needs; how to productively generate ideas for solving them; and how to quickly learn which of those ideas can be scaled up for monetization. Design Thinking offers an even balance between creative and analytical methods and motivated teams and innovators to define the problem and formulate the solutions with a greater sense of adventure.
Indeed, Design Thinking can be applied to all areas of business, and a Design Thinking workshop can therefore be useful for everyone—from marketing, product, and sales, right through to the C-level. Let’s consider the benefits of a Design Thinking workshop in more detail.
The workshop has been designed to shape up an individual’s perspective and experience and enable a conscious flow into the solution process. Students, entrepreneurs, and designers will find this workshop valuable who are trying to connect with customers, refine their offer and grow their business.
Our Shared Impact: A Bangladesh where everyone thrives.
Impact Hub Dhaka is known for its unique ability to bring together people from all across Bangladesh, thus giving life to diversity and creating a vibrant community. We believe that the key to facilitate collaborations in order to tackle our world’s most pressing issues. Under the umbrella of shared concerns, we aim to nurture fraternity among people from different sectors and experiences, strengthening the linkage that leads to collective progress.. Impact Hub Dhaka envisions to create a Bangladesh where everyone thrives by mobilizing a vibrant community of entrepreneurs through inspiring space, meaningful content & diverse network and inspiring & enabling entrepreneurs and organisations to be more impact driven and sustainable. Impact Hub welcomes both established businesses and aspiring startups as we aim to pull in a wide range of expertise, ideas as well as services can be exchanged.
About Youth Co:Lab
Youth Co:Lab positions young people front and center in order to solve the region’s most pressing challenges. Co-created in 2017 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth, so that they can accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship. Youth Co:Lab has been implemented in 25 countries and territories across Asia Pacific including Bangladesh. In addition to directly supporting youth entrepreneurship, Youth Co:Lab works closely with multiple stakeholders across the region, including governments, civil society and the private sector, to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem and policy environment to better enable young people to take the lead on new solutions that will help meet the SDGs.
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