Design Thinking for Everyone: An Introduction by MAKE Studios

Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving process that is highly valued in today’s age of disruption.  Cogs Hong Kong is working together…

Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving process that is highly valued in today’s age of disruption. 

Cogs Hong Kong is working together with digital community HK Techneeks, and strategic design consultancy, MAKE Studios to introduce ‘Design Thinking’ to the broader audience.  

Airbnb, Apple, Accenture, BMW, Dyson, Google, IBM, Intuit, Lego, Marriott, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, P&G, SAP, Walt Disney

What do these organisations have in common?  

They have all leveraged design thinking and embrace design as a key component of their business. 

Because design thinking puts the customer (or user) at the centre of the solution, its application results in customer satisfaction and ultimately success.  

Therefore, we can say that Design Thinking has contributed to the successes of the organisations mentioned above. 

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.
Tim Brown — CEO of IDEO 

How can Design Thinking help you?  

You don’t have to be a creative professional to apply Design Thinking in your work.  

It’s also not a methodology that is exclusive to work. Really, just ask Bill Burnett and Dave Evans  ‎▶ 

Design Thinking holds the key to innovation and can be applied beyond the creative circle.  

Let Ada and Mark from the strategic design firm, MAKE Studios show you more!   

You’ll learn about the phases of Design Thinking, the principles reflected in this methodology and how to apply this essential business skill of innovating in finding creative solutions.  

Join us
Date: 22 Jan 2020, Wednesday
Time: 630PM-9PM
Presenters: Ada Sin and Mark Swinkels
Address: Garage Academy Campus
4F, Beverly House, 93 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
*Nearest MTR station: Wan Chai

Schedule for the evening
6.30pm to 7.30pm: Refreshments & snacks
7.30pm to 8.30pm: Session
8.30pm to 9.00pm: Q&A and Time to Mingle


*If you are unable to attend the event but would like to stay up-to-date with the latest tech events, join the HK Techneeks here at Meetup to be in the loop for future events like this.


About Our Speakers and Their Company

About MAKE Studios

MAKE Studios is a strategic design company. We build innovation systems, cultures and capabilities to create lasting change. Work we do includes Customer Experience Design, Product & Service Design, Innovation systems, culture & capability and Training and Capability Building. We also collaborate with the government on the Design Thinking program called Unleash and we run monthly events for our community Design Thinking Hong Kong.
Ada Sin and Mark Swinkels, Make Studios
About Ada Sin

A classically trained Service Designer with an honors degree from SCAD, Ada’s practice has been accelerated in the real world. Ada has learned how to ‘hack’ her academic expertise to fit the client’s context.

Mark Swinkels
With a background in media, Mark is now hosting and running events for Design Thinking Hong Kong, an active community in Hong Kong with almost 3,500 members. Mark is a designer by heart and his energy comes out most when teaching others.

About Garage Academy

Garage Academy is Garage Society’s knowledge-sharing platform with a mission to nurture the leaders of the new generation workforce through a wide curation of classes, workshops and community events rooted in innovation and emerging technologies.

Join their digital community Garage Commons now to connect with fellow entrepreneurial minds, build your personal & professional skill set, and innovate & grow your business!


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