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Introducing Aidan - Design Factory New Zealand Coach

Design Factory New Zealand coach Aidan Bigham chats about how Design Thinking helps to solve Wicked Challanges.

Lets start by getting to know each other. I (Aidan Bigham) am a Design Factory New Zealand coach, at the Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), in Hamilton New Zealand. I facilitate the Design Thinking journey to undergraduate and postgraduate students, community organisations and industry.

What makes Design Thinking stand out to me is its ability to include every voice and adapt to any challenge. It helps to provide a way of analysing quantitative and qualitative data together while providing a process that ensures action.

This course may be intensive so you can engage in it in one of two ways:

You could engage in the course to learn about design thinking concepts and engage with the content with the identified project.

You could choose your own project or a task to apply the process to, and the tasks within the course represent guided sessions that you could work through alone or within a team environment.

Each stream will take a different amount of time but we encourage everyone to engage in the comments feed whether they have completed all of the allotted activities or not.


Task

Watch the video to find out more about me and what this course will offer you. When you are done, use the comments section to share which of the five stages of the Design Thinking journey you think is the most challenging for you and why.

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