Christian Duell is an educator, facilitator and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of White Light Education and the Be Awesome social initiative and is the immediate past Manager of the Asia Pacific Design Library. With a former background in architecture, Christian has over 10 years of education and facilitation experience across a wide range of contexts.
Christian is passionate about empowering individuals and organisations, through the tools of creativity, to have greater freedom and quality of choice. He specialises in offering facilitation and training in the areas of design thinking, human-centred design and co-design, with a focus of tackling complex social challenges.
About the session
How to use “design thinking” to build a more collaborative team
Design Thinking is a method used by designers to solve complex problems and find innovative solutions for clients. Rather than problem-focused, a “design mindset” is solution-focused, based in the experience of service users, and oriented towards action. Design thinking is now being used by organisations large and small as an innovative and effective way to solve all sorts of problems.
In this introduction to design thinking for managers, Christian will present the key concepts of design thinking, and how they can be used to strengthen your team’s abilities to see and respond to the world through the eyes of service users. He’ll also introduce some practical tools you can use right now to start to solve problems in new, innovative ways.