Role - Workshop facilitator
As workshop facilitator I organised projects in Internet of Things, Arduino and Design thinking to introduce IT students to creative problem-solving methods.
In a team of 3, I helped in organising workshops for large groups of students, aged between 16 and 24. My main focus was introducing them to design thinking. As software engineering students, they were familiar with the importance of developing lean solutions, but had no prior experience conducting in-depth interviews or with creative concepting.
During our workshops, I emphasised the importance of listening during interviews, allowing for wild ideas and building on each other's suggestions during brainstorming sessions. The students had never previously worked in teams, so teamwork and soft skills were an important part of the design thinking workshops.