Designing Digital Transformation and Education

August 9-10, 2018 at Hasso Plattner Institute, New York

Future of lifelong learning

From August 9-10, 2018 Hasso Plattner Institute and the Global Design Thinking Alliance a conference dedicated to the topic “Facing Global Challenges in Education – Innovation, Design Thinking and Education in the 21st Century” at Hasso Plattner Institute, New York.

Advances in technology and society call for changes in educational systems all over the world. How can Design Thinking help us to transform higher education? More than 70 participants from academic institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University or the Parson School of Design addressed the future of education.

GDTA member institutions introduced their programs and discussed how to redesign the educational experience in talks and workshop sessions.

Moura Quayle of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs shared her insights on designed leadership, while Dato Lee Yew Meng of Genovasi Malaysia presented how civil servants in Malaysia are trained to think more innovatively with Design Thinking.

Jochen Schweitzer of University of Technology Sydney illustrated how Design Thinking can be applied in entrepreneurial education. Moreover, Johan Bornebusch of Södertörn University shared how the city of Stockholm turned to Design Thinking school Open Lab to foster Social Innovation.