Introduction to Design thinking

Get an introduction to Design Thinking and learn about its hands-on disruptive way of solving problems.

Design thinking is a powerful tool for devising strategic interdisciplinary or entrepreneurial initiatives, permitting connections between concepts, methods and shifts of perspective that would otherwise be overlooked in a mono-disciplinary ‘problem-solving’ approach. Originating in design, but capable of being applied across a broad range of disciplines, design thinking brings a disruptive, game-changing potential to ways of working that have become routine. People naturally have the ability for design thinking – it deploys the associative, improvisatory logic of play – but are typically encouraged to suppress it in favour of more dependable yet limited problem-solving methodologies. During this intensive Design Thinking weekend, you will get an introduction into the topic and how it can be used as a great tool on your entrepreneurial journey.

Skills Learned in this workshop

  • How to use and execute on the methods and skills of Design Thinking
  • The process and mindset behind the concept
  • First-hand experiences using Design Thinking
  • An understanding of how design thinking can change and enlarge a mono-disciplinary worldview

Who should attend?

This workshop ideal for those interested in knowing more about the Design Thinking method and for entrepreneurs who value the pursuit of validity and innovation over tradition and repetition. We have designed this workshop as an introduction to the topic for those of you who don’t have the time or ability to take the full course. In order to get the most out of the experience, you should bring an open mind and a participatory mindset. Teaching is conducted in an interactive manner with participants expected to take an active role throughout the workshop.


All students and alumni of SSES member universities are eligible to apply to this weekend workshop. We get many applications and unfortunately cannot accept everyone. The selection process is outlined below:


  1. Application is reviewed
  2. Selection is made and confirmation email is sent out
  3. Participant must confirm his or her seat in order to secure the spot
  4. If spots are not confirmed in time, the waitlist will be reviewed and new participants selected


Mar 23–24 - 2019
10:00 - 17:00


Saltmätargatan 9, 4 tr


Applications are open until March 8.