Workshop on “Design Thinking, Critical Thinking and Innovation Design”
Date: Friday, 21st April 2023
Time: 8:00 – 10:30 am
Venue: MCA 202
Resource Person: Dr. P. Bavithra Matharasi, Associate Prof., Dept. of Computer Science, Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bengaluru
Introduction: The goal of this workshop was to efficiently use the learning platform provided to students, which will facilitate in igniting young minds in imagination, to pave a better approach to our problem solving and also our decision-making capabilities. Also, to think out-of-the-box and provide innovative solutions to problems.
Opening: The workshop started with the introduction of MCCIIE Cell also known as Mount Carmel College Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Cell. Dr. P. Bavithra Matharasi gave us an insightful description on what exactly the cell does and how we as students can benefit from the guidance of the cell. She made sure that any idea however small it may be, can be developed with the right cognitive, strategic and practical methods.
Workshop Sessions and Discussions : Initially the session started with design thinking and the process of innovation and redefined problems. The five stages of design thinking -Empathize, Define, Ideate ,Prototype ,Test, were briefly explained. There was a precise and straightforward example with explanation which helped in better understanding. The concepts were better and relatable as it was real life scenarios. The practical session conducted after the theory session was very useful and we as a team thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Dr. P. Bavithra Matharasi considered every idea of ours and gave us plenty of suggestions to add on to the projects. We are looking forward to more of workshop sessions.
Conclusion : The workshop helped us understand how design thinking plays an important role in our society and that mankind has not witnessed its greatest innovation yet. We absolutely appreciate ma’am for giving us this opportunity to participate in the workshop and truly cannot wait for the next!!