The weeklong program, to be held at the university’s Jukjeon campus in Gyeonggi Province through Saturday, is led by five visiting lecturers from Silicon Valley, renowned as a global hub of design thinking.
|Students engage in a group discussion during the Design Thinking Boots Camp at Dankook University’s campus in Jukjeon, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. (Dankook University)|
Design thinking refers to an approach of breaking stereotypes to resolve problems, usually carried out in a group to gather ideas. Already used in many global companies such as Apple, SAP and IBM, it is emerging as a new educational method that befits the fourth industrial revolution.
During the program, students are asked to choose a theme based on their interests and employ creative problem-solving skills to tackle the issue as a team. Any issue -- from low birthrate rate to foreign affairs -- can be accessed by design thinking.
“Stanford d.school has been spreading design thinking to help startups and global enterprises to seek unique ideas and solutions. The workshop will be a good opportunity to help develop Korea’s own style of design thinking,” said Kim Tae-hyeong, director of Dankook’s Software Design Convergence Center.
Dankook University opened its SW Design Convergence Center last year to nurture creativity in students through design thinking.
By Byun Hee-jin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Park Joung-kyu (email@example.com)