How do we design for divergence when our tools value convergence? How can we design for complexity and emergence when our workshops simplify and normalise? Unlearning Design Thinking is a workshop to identify what is wrong and to experiment with new ways of working together. With three themes, Direction, Divergence and Dissent, spend time with other people understanding how many alternative methods exist and learning which ones are relevant to your contexts and your personal skill set. With two workshops and three encounters, plus podcast-style learning packages, you will discover how to work with tools that invert established design thinking ideals to help you and your colleagues work creatively with emergent design.
Come along and unlearn some ideas to enable new ideas of supporting creative thinking, divergence and dissent.
About the speakers
Alastair Somerville is a sensory design consultant. He provides expert advice on cognition and person-centered design to companies and public organisations who provide both physical and digital products or services. He facilitates workshops on sensory and emotional design for corporations and major conferences. He is currently involved in accessibility projects for museums across Europe.