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“Design thinking is an approach that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods for problem solving to meet people’s needs in a technologically feasible and commercially viable way. In other words, design thinking is human-centered innovation.” Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO.

Design thinking is the new cool thing to talk about in your boardroom, bedroom, just about everywhere. But what exactly is it? How is it related to knowledge management and its practices?

We will explore both in conversation and hands-on fun:
•    What is design thinking?
•    What does design thinking mean in business and organisations?
•    What is the relationship between design thinking and knowledge management?
•    What can design thinking offer knowledge management (and vice versa)?

This is a story of two long lost brothers, on a journey to be united, and the rollercoaster ride along the way.

Participating in this event will enable you to:

  • Find out what all the fuss over design thinking is about
  • Develop an understanding of what design thinking brings to knowledge management (and vice versa)

Agenda:  Monday November 15

6:00-6:30    Networking with other thinking collaborators (over drinks and nibbles)
6:30-7:15    Zaana Howard:  Design thinking and knowledge management – brothers from different mothers
7:15-8:00    Informal conversation amongst the group to explore the ideas and concepts

Venue:

RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law, Corner Russell & Victoria Streets, Melbourne.
Emily McPherson Building, Lecture room 13.3.003 (One level up from Ground Reception).
Metered street parking nearby in Lygon Street.

RSVP: by email to melbournekmlf@gmail.com

About our Guest Speaker

Zaana Howard is a PhD student in the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University. Her research aims to investigate the practice of design thinking for organisation redesign and renewal. Zaana most recently worked at CPA Australia where her role focused on introducing collaborative and conversation based ways of working and learning, both online and face to face. This included developing online communities, managing corporate social media channels, and delivering innovative learning programs.

Zaana also has significant library management experience across special, academic and public libraries.

For more information go to: http://zaanahoward.com

View future KMLF Events and other knowledge activities at AUS KM Events calendar

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