Event Overview

COVID-19 has accelerated the speed, the scale and the imperative for change.

Join the Unleash! Summer School to find out how you can apply design thinking to address the challenges in the months and years ahead.


The pandemic has changed consumer behaviour, work and learning practices. It has called into question the sustainability of certain industries and businesses, and challenged our assumptions of what mankind really needs. In order to cope with the exceptional times, organisations have to learn, unlearn and relearn quickly. The crisis has also heightened the importance of essential 21st century skills like compassion, creativity and collaboration.


Design thinking is a proven and action-oriented problem solving approach that helps nurture 21st century skills and enable organisations to find new solutions to intractable problems. Sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Design Centre will run a series of e-workshops this summer to introduce the design thinking process and tools. It is suitable for people with no or limited knowledge of design thinking, irrespective of your industry and professional background.


The e-workshop series comprises of 6 modules, totalling 16.5 hours. Experienced design thinking professionals will guide participants through the key design thinking processes and introduce the useful tools in each step, from needs finding to prototyping solutions. Participants can enrol for the entire series or opt for specific module(s).


Limited spots on a first-come-first served basis for each workshop. Act fast to avoid disappointment!

Jun 9, 2020 to Sep 8, 2020

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Agenda

Medium of instruction: All workshop in English

Format of workshops: Online


  • 9 June 2020
    12:30 PM - 2 PMDesign Thinking Taster (Free!)
    This free workshop will give participants a taste of design thinking and what you can expect from the e-workshop series. It will also be of interest to talent development professionals who would like to learn the essentials of an effective and engaging online learning experience, from the delivery platforms and tools to the facilitation skills.

    Virginia Morris

    Founder & Leadership Strategist of Bamboo Difference

    Guy Parsonage

    Partner at PwC

    Ada Sin

    Prototyping Lead at MAKE Studios

    Jeffrey Song

    Associate at PwC

    Kyle Wagner

    Project-Based Learning Expert; Founder of Transform Educational Consulting

    30 June 2020
    2 PM - 5 PMDesign Thinking Overview (business)
    This workshop is intended for people with no or limited prior understanding of design thinking. Participants will be able to acquire a basic understanding of what design thinking is – as a mindset and a problem solving process.

    Guy Parsonage

    Partner at PwC

    Jeffrey Song

    Associate at PwC

    12 Aug 2020
    2 PM - 5 PMDesign Thinking Overview (Government and NGOs)
    This workshop is intended for people with no or limited prior understanding of design thinking. Participants will be able to acquire a basic understanding of what design thinking is – as a mindset and a problem solving process.

    Daniel Christiansen

    Design Thinking Educator at MAKE Studios

    Beccy Hulme

    Systems Designer at MAKE Studios

    Calvin Lo

    Social Impact Creator at MAKE Studios

    22 August 2020
    10 AM - 1 PMUncovering Unmet Needs
    This workshop is designed for people with some basic understanding of design thinking. Participants will learn and practice a few qualitative research tools used to uncover the hidden and unmet needs of target users.

    Marcus Lui

    Executive director of Design Thinking In Action

    Stephen Wong

    Founder and Lead Curator of Design Thinking In Action

    25 August 2020
    2 PM - 5 PMDefining the Problem
    Framing and reframing the problem is a critical part of the design thinking process. This workshop is suitable for people with some understanding of design thinking. Participants will go through multiple exercises to learn how to come up with the “How Might We” question to help brainstorm ideas in a focused way.

    Guy Parsonage

    Partner at PwC

    Jeffrey Song

    Associate at PwC

    1 September 2020
    2 PM - 5 PMUser Experience (UX) Design
    This is an introductory workshop to designing digital experience, targeting people with no prior exposure to the concept of UX design. Designers and developers would also be welcomed. Participants will understand the basic concept and process of UX design.

    Jenny Lim

    Service Designer at MAKE Studios

    Kristin Mark

    UX Designer at MAKE Studios

    Noah Scott

    UX Design Lead at MAKE Studios

    8 September 2020
    2 PM - 5 PMRapid Prototyping
    Design thinking reduces the risks and the costs in the innovation process through the process of rapid prototyping. This workshop will equip participants with a simple tool box for prototyping, with a particular focus on prototyping services/experiences.

    Sam Horman

    Service Designer at MAKE Studios

    Wai-Jing Man

    Service Designer at MAKE Studios

    Ada Sin

    Prototyping Lead at MAKE Studios

Speakers

  • Daniel Christiansen (Design Thinking Educator at MAKE Studios)

    Daniel Christiansen

    Design Thinking Educator at MAKE Studios

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  • Sam Horman (Service Designer at MAKE Studios)

    Sam Horman

    Service Designer at MAKE Studios

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  • Beccy Hulme (Systems Designer at MAKE Studios)

    Beccy Hulme

    Systems Designer at MAKE Studios

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  • Jenny Lim (Service Designer at MAKE Studios)

    Jenny Lim

    Service Designer at MAKE Studios

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  • Calvin Lo (Social Impact Creator at MAKE Studios)

    Calvin Lo

    Social Impact Creator at MAKE Studios

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  • Marcus Lui (Executive director of Design Thinking In Action)

    Marcus Lui

    Executive director of Design Thinking In Action

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  • Wai-Jing Man (Service Designer at MAKE Studios)

    Wai-Jing Man

    Service Designer at MAKE Studios

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  • Kristin Mark (UX Designer at MAKE Studios)

    Kristin Mark

    UX Designer at MAKE Studios

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  • Virginia Morris (Founder & Leadership Strategist of Bamboo Difference)

    Virginia Morris

    Founder & Leadership Strategist of Bamboo Difference

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  • Guy Parsonage (Partner at PwC)

    Guy Parsonage

    Partner at PwC

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  • Felix Scharfenberg (Senior Analyst at Fjord, Accenture)

    Felix Scharfenberg

    Senior Analyst at Fjord, Accenture

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  • Noah Scott (UX Design Lead at MAKE Studios)

    Noah Scott

    UX Design Lead at MAKE Studios

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  • Ada Sin (Prototyping Lead at MAKE Studios)

    Ada Sin

    Prototyping Lead at MAKE Studios

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  • Jeffrey Song (Associate at PwC)

    Jeffrey Song

    Associate at PwC

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  • Kyle Wagner (Project-Based Learning Expert; Founder of Transform Educational Consulting)

    Kyle Wagner

    Project-Based Learning Expert; Founder of Transform Educational Consulting

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  • Stephen Wong (Founder and Lead Curator of Design Thinking In Action)

    Stephen Wong

    Founder and Lead Curator of Design Thinking In Action

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Admission Deadline


Admission for Paid workshops will be closed ONE WEEK before the dates of workshops.


Admission for Free taster workshop will be closed on June 4.

Free Taster on 9 June
Free
Early Bird for Individual Workshop (before June 22)

$270 for 1 workshop - $540 for 2 workshops - $810 for 3 workshops - $1080 for 4 workshops

Early Bird Price HKD 270
HKD 540
HKD 810
HKD 1,080
Early Bird for Entire Summer School (before 22 June) (Free Taster + 5 Workshops)
Early Bird Price HKD 1,100
Standard Price for Individual Workshop

$300 for 1 workshop - $600 for 2 workshops - $900 for 3 workshops - $1200 for 4 workshops

HKD 300
HKD 600
HKD 900
HKD 1,200
Standard Price for Entire Summer School (Free Taster + 5 Workshops)
HKD 1,250

Complimentary offer for full-time educators!



Educators can attend the workshops on a complimentary basics with a bona-fide email address of a school or an accredited education institution. The admission fees will be refundable upon completion of the workshop(s).

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