Forum on Design Thinking, 19 August 2015

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. The Singapore government, for example, is a strong user of this process and has applied the tool in designing their public services to make it more responsive to customer needs.

Ms. Sarah Stein Greenberg, the Executive Director of the Stanford d.School, will be in Manila as guest speaker of the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) National President’s Summit. While in the country, Ms. Greenberg has agreed to speak to an audience composed of foundations, NGOs and LGU representatives to discuss how Design Thinking can be applied to solving development issues. Please see attached profile of Ms. Greenberg.

The Association of Foundations (AF) is pleased to invite you to the said forum on August 19, Wednesday, from 2 to 5 pm at the JV del Rosario Conference Room, 4f AIM Conference Center, Makati City. There will be a registration fee of P 500 per person. To register for this event, kindly fill-up the Reply Form and send it back to the AF Secretariat either by fax at (02) 911-9792 or 913-7231 or by email at af@afonline.org no later than August 10, Monday.

Related: Watch this video about Design Thinking.