In June 2019 our annual Generation Innovation Re-imagining Work Experience programme kick starts for 300 lower sixth pupils working with innovation companies from Monday 17th June – Thursday 20th June at Titanic Belfast.
The students form teams and undergo fundamental training in design thinking using the 5 key stages to solve real business challenges. On their final day each team will then travel to their allocated company premises to showcase their solution to the company leaders.
Generation Innovation Re-imagining Work Experience sets out to enable a generation of innovators who believe they can make a difference and have the skillset needed for jobs of the future.
Design thinking is a human-centred approach to solving problems. It allows people who aren't trained as designers to use creative tools such as empathy and experimentation to address a vast range of challenges.
Big Motive, a design and innovation company based in Belfast, will lead the design thinking aspect of the programme.