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Jun 21, 2021
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Improve your decision-making skills

To tackle the global-scale problems of sustainability, we need original and creative solutions.

On this four-week course, you’ll discover how you can use the Design Thinking methodology for a human-centred problem-solving approach.

You’ll build confidence in your decision-making as you use Design Thinking techniques to overcome barriers in sustainability, with a focus on the people you are trying to help.

This course allows you to experience how Design Thinking works in a safe environment, before implementing these techniques to help develop sustainable solutions.

Explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
You’ll be introduced to the SDGs before choosing one to conduct high-level research to help you solve a sustainability challenge.

This practical exercise will help you understand effective techniques such as creating meaning from interview and secondary data and how to expand ideation.

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Program Highlights

  • Guided by the specialists at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
  • You’ll learn to identify each stage of the Design Thinking process to help you understand which stage a project is in.
  • Feel confident in your decision-making skills to help you develop solutions that advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other areas of social good.

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