Design Thinking, Critical Thinking and Innovation Design

A workshop on Design Thinking, Critical Thinking and Innovation Design was conducted by Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre led by Ms. Ina Singh, Research Associate-MRIIC and Innovation Ambassador- IIC on 8th December, 2022.

The session was conducted to enlighten students to open their minds towards the various ways that their ideas could materialise into prototypes by way of design thinking which essentially means using all resources available to effectively solve problems with creativity. Ms. Singh informed the students about certain common differences between design thinking and critical thinking.

The students were then asked to come up with the best innovations they could think of and an interactive discussion was held on how innovations were made into useful products by considering the three main factors of innovation design and design thinking namely Viability, Desirability and Feasibility.

Any product should be viable, that is, it can truly address the pain point for which it has been designed. It should also be desirable, that is, a considerable section of consumers should exist who are willing to buy the product. And lastly, it should be feasible, that is, can be developed in a practical manner with reasonable resources that can be mapped to the price point.

An interactive discussion was then held on how innovations could be graded on these features. The students were glad to have a more realistic perspective into taking their ideas further and developing prototypes that factor in the specific features of design that could enhance the level of their innovation

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