Design Thinking at UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation (BCII)

A fun workshop today with around 200 third year UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation (BCII) students working on their startup projects. The students had just formed teams and in the early stages of thinking about the problems they want to explore.

The focus of the workshop was solving problems that matter with design thinking and social entrepreneurship… by taking a human-centred design approach to innovation. Some light theory and plenty of actions on the SDGs, social enterprise, B Corps, theory of change, happiness habits, design thinking, and my people/problem canvas in preparation for their customer interviews tomorrow.

I love working with these engaged, curious, and talented people. It makes me feel very optimistic hearing them talk about the change they want to see in the world… and that they have the skills and drive to help create positive systemic change – and see this is how business should and can be done.

I’m looking forward to seeing how all the students progress, and doing some coaching with them next week… and it feels good to have the last of my presentations for 2023 done. It’s been a big year.

I feel lucky to be part of the UTS TD School teaching team – focused on transdisciplinary project-based learning and building the practical skills and mindset to think critically and solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways.

Always a pleasure to work alongside Jarrod Ormiston, Selena Griffith, Sam Allen, and others…

As usual, a bit of UTS architecture appreciation too. I love the new(ish) UTS library building. An impressively designed multiuse space with awesome natural light.