Design Thinking

We love design thinking as we know that when teams are supported by this design cycle of research, creation and reflection they grow in confidence when trying to surface and develop creative ideas . We also enjoy that this design process: –

values individuals and their interactions

builds communities of collaborative inquiry

helps your teams to think in visible, social and collaborative ways

supports a joyful way of learning and working

You’ll find that design thinking is all about people and their creative and critical thinking.

Our approach

As we provide completely bespoke services we will work with you to build a ‘design brief’ before customising our workshops for your context. We will then use this brief to help you form design teams that will be guided through the design thinking process. We can apply this designerly and agile way of working and thinking in a number of different ways.

Learning Design

Graccon Learning Solutions first and foremost assists with Learning Design. Design thinking provides an agile way of guiding your teams in their quest to design for learning, especially if you are looking for new ideas to develop. We have worked with K-12 classroom practitioners as well as tertiary educators in this capacity, designing face-to-face, online and blended learning.

Inquiry Learning

As a pedagogical framework design thinking will provide a balance of critical and creative thinking. In this space you will learn that your students are great designers and thinkers. We can co-design with you and your students units of inquiry (e.g STEM) that empower you as a learning community to explore problems and design solutions. In this space design thinking is not just a problem solving strategy but a way of exploring the world that empowers learners to spot design possibilities they are passionate about.

Design Thinking For Innovation

Design thinking provides balance in the techno-centric view of innovation that dominates many sectors including business and education. With high team engagement you will find that you and your teams will begin to think creatively and find ideas worth driving forward.

We believe that design thinking is more than just a skill to be acquired and used in limited contexts. Rather we view it as a way of thinking and being that can potentially shift the way you think about working and learning.