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87“The central task of education is to implant A WILL and A FACILITY FOR LEARNING; It should produce NOT LEARNED but LEARNING PEOPLE...” – These were the words of Sarah Stein Greenberg of the Stanford Design School during the Design Thinking Seminar Workshop held on August 19, 2015, Wednesday, from 2 to 5 pm at the JV del Rosario Conference Room, AIM Conference Center, Makati City.
This joint venture of the Association of Foundations (AF), Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) brought together innovators and solution-seekers to discuss the concept of “design thinking”, which is an emergent idea generation and stakeholder engagement tool. The Institute of Design at Stanford (Stanford d.School) promotes the concept of Design Thinking – an approach of co-creation and can be characterized as the discipline of melding the sensibility and methods of a designer with what is technologically feasible to meet people’s real-world needs. This definition highlights the tools and practices of forming teams, running specific design projects, powering organizations, and shaping innovative new products or services. Design Thinking is prominent among start-up technology companies but is also increasingly applied in innovations in the delivery of public services such as health equipment affordable to low income communities.