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Design Thinking & Innovation Week
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 18:00 GMT
A unique programme for service designers, creative entrepreneurs and business owners –introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking.
Every day will consist of lectures, workshops and visits to top companies, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. You will learn about their approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Speakers to be announced soon.
You will also explore the cultural life of London, including:
VISITS TO SECRET LONDON SPOTS
You’ll be able to see the best view of London from the top of a skyscraper; you’ll get to visit the most exciting exhibitions of the year; and you’ll discover where London’s creative community spends their free time. In addition, you’ll get recommendations to guide your own explorations, with tips on the best places to eat, drink and relax in capital of Great Britain.
London is a place to be inspired and you will be able to learn more about its culture and heritage with the founder of Londopolia and our very special guide. He will show you beautiful architecture, tell urban stories and take you to the most beautiful and inspiring parts of London.
At the end of this intensive week we are hosting a party for all participants, with lecturers, special guests and people from the industry. After presenting certificates to each participant, we’ll have some drinks and a party. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get useful contacts, be introduced and just enjoy the company of inspiring and successful people.
Structure of the programme:
Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience.
Morning guest: the first activity of the day includes informal talk over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry.
Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture or a hands-on workshop.
Practical exercise: a short task to follow up morning session and make everyone unlock their brain's full potential
Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions w e will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations.
Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work.
Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars.
The weekend: the weekend will be dedicated to cultural and social activities, visitings exhibitions and exciting places in London
Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, cofounder of Future London Academy
"London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking."