OPD Workshop: Innovation & Design Thinking for your Research

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Workshop summary

Design thinking is a novel technique that can be used to help plan your research and career effectively. The methods and processes involved encourage you to think differently, allow you to develop ideas and abstract away from traditional approaches to research. Participants will be asked to approach problems in a novel way, assess the results and iterate.

First rate publications and successful research careers are not the preserve of a few brilliant individuals, the discovery process takes hard work, originality, experimentation, iteration and refinement. How do you design an original project? What problem are you addressing? How do you identify ‘wicked problems’? What is the best way to tackle these problems and what is the main goal? This workshop will introduce participants to the basic principles of design thinking and will include exercises to apply the methodology to their research, careers and project management.

Aims and Objectives

After this workshop participants will have:
• been introduced to the basic principles of design thinking;
• been introduced to new ways of thinking about problems and how to apply this to their research.
Period13 Jan 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal