Design Thinking -Think like a designer; Solve real world problems Back to events list

Date: June 9th, 2018 at 09:30 to June 10th, 2018 at 17:00
Price:Standard €40.0
Venue: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Design Thinking - Think like a designer; Solve real world problems


Dates: June 9th and 10th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

The fee in a nominal fee as the programme is subsidised by Irish Aid. The nominal fee is considered a deposit and is non-refundable case of cancellation.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Trainer: Eimear McNally

Eimear is a freelance graphic recorder and facilitator. She has been doodling professionally for 7 years and facilitating for over 10 years. She has a background in development education and non-formal learning. She collaborates with FramLabs a company that offers design-thinking and lean start-up services to clients, where visual thinking is key. Her clients include Google, Citibank, Allianz Worldwide Care, Saint Vincent de Paul, Siemens, UCD and the HSE. Eimear is most passionate about creativity and learning.


Workshop description

Design Thinking is currently having a “moment”. Any company eager to innovate is employing design thinking to offer better products and services. But how can we use this method to design innovative learning or even to solve real world social problems? What is the really valuable takeaway from this, once we get past all the jargon? Participants will be taken through the design thinking process, step by step. They will work in groups to solve a problem that relates to global justice and citizenship education. Participants will be supported to reflect on where (and where not) they would apply this in their work.


Having participated in the workshop participants can expect...

  • To have demystified design thinking- buzzword busting
  • To understand where design thinking is a valuable approach, and where it is not
  • To experience applying the design thinking method to a problem related to global justice and citizenship education
  • To have considered how they might use design thinking with their target audiences

Who is it for?

The programme targets change-makers, educators, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.

About Creativity and Change

In the Creativity and Change programme we believe that creative engagement can support transformative learning experiences that connect the head, hand and heart and nurture competences of global citizens that are important for the sustainable future of our world, competences such as

  • empathy
  • resilience
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • ability to take action
  • compassion


Our core programme is an CIT Level 9 Accredited Award that runs one weekend / month during the academic Year. We also offer Master classes and an annual Youth engagement Lab for practitioners

Our training opportunities bring creative methodologies and energy to Global Citizenship/ Development Education. The programme is based in CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, in the Department of Arts in Health and Community Practices and is supported by Irish Aid.

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