What we're about

What is Design Thinking?

Design Thinking helps you to improve people’s lives by holistically examining the needs of communities or individuals, and works in collaboration to improve existing products and services, or create high-value new ones. This requires different mindsets and a truly human-centred focus. Anyone can do it and it is fun!

Welcome to Design Thinking Hong Kong

Design Thinking Hong Kong (DTHK) is a community for people who are passionate about the power of design to transform people, societies, businesses...and maybe even the world.

DTHK is a multi-disciplinary community with an emphasis on inclusion, passion, engagement and creativity - we want you to feel welcome and at ease at all our events, so please join us.

It doesn't matter what you do or where you're from, you'll be welcome here!

We meetup in these ways:

Design Dialogues: We gather to spend time conversing and sharing ideas around a specific theme.

Social Mixers: Casual, social get-together to meet and mingle with the focus being fun, networking and discovering how we all fit together.

Training, workshops and learning: Structured and professionally delivered sessions to help you build the skills to integrate the value of design thinking into your business and life.

Design For Impact: Collaborating with NGO's to create a valuable outcome for organizations that have limited resources but a big impact.

Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DesignThinkingAsia/): Here we share interesting articles, experiences, thoughts, join to add an extra dimension to our community engagement.

Upcoming events (2)

Unleash: Design Thinking Forum

The Wave

The Design Thinking Forum is part of the Hong Kong Governments ‘Unleash’ program, which aims to help make Hong Kong a more innovative place to live, work and visit. The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is working with MAKE Studios and the Design Thinking Hong Kong community to strengthen the city’s Design Thinking capabilities across all sectors, from business and civil-service to education and society. Our workshops for this event are focused on how Design Thinking is applied in the commercial, public, and non-profit sectors for: * Digital Transformation * Talent Engagement * Business Model Innovation Date: March 8 & 9 Get your tickets on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/unleash-design-thinking-forum-8-9-mar-2019-tickets-54528377846?utm_campaign=01a9ae2461-Unleash%2BForum%2BInvitation%2B2019030809&utm_medium=email&utm_source=HKDC%2BSubscribers&utm_term=0_cff738cba3-01a9ae2461-111642657 This event is organised by Unleashed and the early bird tickets are 50 - 600 HKD and available untill February 11.

Hong Kong Service Jam - Global!

Needs a location

Hong Kong Service Jam is a design-driven hackathon, it's part of a global movement of jams that are taking place over one weekend in cities across the globe. Join us to design and prototype a new service. You need at ticket from Eventbrite to attend: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/hong-kong-service-jam-tickets-53278149379 ----- What it's like Try, mess up, struggle, keep going, have fun! Get excited about an idea. Put all your effort behind it. Run up against the wall. Work with new people. Build up your thinking, then make it work in a weekend. On Saturday morning you’ll be up to your ears in post-its, and on Sunday you’ll have a finished service. ----- What it is Global designathon. Global Service Jam is a three-day, intensive workshop, although playshop might be a better word. It’s part of a movement of design-driven hackathons, we call them jams, which is happening on one weekend in cities across the globe. In short, we’re bringing together all kinds of people to design, prototype and present a service in a weekend. ----- How it works Friday 7pm to 10pm Find out the global theme. Come up with ideas. Build teams. Get to work. Saturday 9am to 10pm Work in teams. Research the problem. Talk to users. Maps and sketch solutions. Make rough prototypes. Make fancy prototypes. Make mistakes. Have fun. Sunday 9am to 5pm Keep talking to using. Keep building your idea. Keep prototyping. Concoct a business model. Present your prototype. Win a prize. Celebrate. You need a ticket from Eventbrite to attend: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/hong-kong-service-jam-tickets-53278149379

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