11th annual Design Thinking Hawaii Bootcamp Set for June

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20 April, 2022 Honolulu, HI | The 11th annual Design Thinking Hawaii Bootcamp is being held online this year, over TWO action packed HALF-DAYS in June.

Over the past 10 years, the Design Thinking Hawaii Bootcamp has taught hundreds of students, teachers, and educators about the process of Design Thinking innovation. Sponsored by the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and hosted by Oceanit’s Stanford d.school facilitators, the 11th annual event will be held virtually on June 16-17. Each day will feature a half-day of human-centered, team-based design learning. The Bootcamp is free for Hawaii public school educators and students!

Design Thinking is a term that was coined as a response to the open question of ‘what design had to contribute to the modern world’. More recently, Design Thinking has been coupled to “wicked problems”—problems that are complex, open-ended, and ambiguous. Stanford’s d.school developed Design Thinking into an iterative process, that teams can use to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions to prototype and test. Involving five phases—Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test— Design Thinking has been widely adopted to tackle problems that are ill-defined or unknown, these “wicked problems”.

Oceanit’s Ian Kitjima will join Hawaii Public Radio’s Bytemarks Cafe show at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 20th to talk about Design Thinking in Hawaii and the 11th annual Bootcamp.

Day one of the Bootcamp will run from 8:00am – 1:00pm on June 16 , and day two is 8:00am – 12:00pm on June 17 (Hawaii Standard Time). The sessions are specifically designed for people who are new to Design Thinking, or those who are a bit rusty and want a refresher. Attendance via Zoom will be limited to 200 (with 50 seats for non-educational attendees). Teachers and students will be granted priority, but everyone who is interested to learn the process and mindset of innovation is welcome.

To learn more and register, please visit our Eventbrite page: https://bit.ly/3KbtB4y

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