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Design Thinking Workshop

Posted: 3 November, 2015

Design Thinking Workshop: register now for this free workshop taking place on 17 November in DIT Aungier Street

DIT Hothouse has partnered with Innovation Delivery to provide an exciting workshop in Design Thinking for Research and Innovation.  This workshop is open to all staff, students and researchers within Dublin Institute of Technology, ITT Dublin, IT Blanchardstown, IADT Dun Laoghaire and National College of Ireland. 

Date: Tuesday, 17th November 2015

Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Venue: The Courtyard, DIT Aunger St, Dublin 2

Note this a free event and places are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
How can Design Thinking help with a Research Agenda? 
Design Thinking is increasingly mentioned as the tool that helps companies understand what their users really want. The value of that understanding lies in smaller, higher-value feature sets that can be developed more efficiently and brought to market faster. An understanding of Design Thinking can help researchers and students to meet the needs of potential users better. In addition, understanding the broad and current state of innovation management can help identify whether start-ups or SMEs might make for suitable, high quality partners to bring ‌‌new research capabilities to market. 
This workshop will explore the following themes:

  • The Principles and Techniques of Design Thinking – what is it, how does it help? Attendees will experience some of the techniques in-class and through case studies.

  • Innovation Management  - what are the principle practice areas and how can we recognise good performance in these areas?

  • How Design Thinking Can Aid Research and Innovation - examples of recent Design Thinking use amongst Research groups will be explored.

Click here to download the full workshop programme

About the Workshop Facilitator

The workshop will be delivered by Keith Finglas. Keith is an experienced programme manager and team leader, used to managing and delivering scopes around strategy, routine objectives and crisis situations He helps teams do projects better, either by improving their solutions through the application of design thinking or improving their execution strengths through good project management skills, processes and behaviours. Visit to learn more.

Further Information

More detailed information and a full event programme will be provided closer to the event. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Stephen Davis, DIT Hothouse Marketing Officer on +353 1 402 7144 or email