The conference highlighted three aspects of the theme “Designing Digital Transformation”: On August 9 & 10, more than 70 participants from academic institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University or the Parson School of Design addressed the future of education. GDTA member institutions introduced their programs and discussed how to redesign the educational experience in talks and workshop sessions.
Moura Quayle of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs shared her insights on designed leadership, while Dato Lee Yew Meng of Genovasi d.school Malaysia presented how civil servants in Malaysia are trained to think more innovatively with Design Thinking. Jochen Schweitzer of UTS University of Technology Sydney illustrated how Design Thinking can be applied in entrepreneurial education. Moreover, Johan Bornebusch of Södertörn University shared how the city of Stockholm turned to Design Thinking school Open Lab to foster Social Innovation, and talked about his initiative Reality Lab that engages staff of a nursing home and its inhabitants with dementia in co-creation sessions to develop innovative solutions.