***This class is subject to change***
***Changes, if necessary, will be updated here***


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What will I learn?

Participants should...


Thomas Both

Thomas Both
Director of the Designing for Social Systems at the Stanford d.school

Thomas Both is Director of the Designing for Social Systems Program at the d.school. In this program, he leads a fellowship for accomplished professionals to learn and apply human-centered design to complex social challenges, and facilitates workshops for social impact leaders to develop a more human and strategic practice.

At the d.school since 2009, the core of his work has been to design immersive hands-on learning experiences that provoke students, fellows, and professionals to try on new tools and behaviors, and develop their innovation practice. In a previous role, he created and facilitated the d.school workshops for executives, including the highly praised Design Thinking Bootcamp Executive workshop.

Thomas holds a Master's degree in Design from Stanford, achieved after a prior career as a mechanical engineer.

Sample Schedule (not actual)

***Subject to change***

Day1 10:00 - 17:30

  • 10:00 Introduction
  • 10:45 Where can we best apply design? (lecture and discussion)
  • 11:30 Reacquaint with Design Thinking Behaviors (exercises)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Deeper Dive into Synthesis and Reframing (lecture and exercise)
  • 15:30 Apply Reframing to own work (exercise)
  • 16:45 Using Design Thinking approaches with colleagues; overcoming barriers (lecture and discussion)
    17:30 END

Day2 10:00 - 17:30

  • 10:00 Welcome and Review Day 1
  • 10:15 Systems Thinking Intro
  • 12:00 Systems Thinking Activity (exercise)
  • 12:15 Lunch
  • 13:15 Systems Thinking Activity continued (exercise)
  • 14:00 Framing and communicating design project work (lecture and exercise)
  • 15:30 Using Design Thinking approaches with colleagues (exercise)
  • 17:00 Final reflection
  • 17:30 END

What are the workshop details?

DateMarch 17-18, 10:00pm - 17:30pm
LocationEirene Management School (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
LanguageEnglish(TOEFL iBT 72, IELTS 5.5, or TOEIC 740 would be good enough)
*Participants need to be able to both understand and speak English at a level that allows them to participate fully in the hands-on program
Capacitymax 30
Registration Information¥180,000(tax included:¥198,000)

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