Design thinking is a human-centric approach to innovation. It is based on defining problems through the understanding of needs, and generating trans-disciplinary solutions through collaborative creation. The process is non-linear, therefore, suitable for complex challenges we face as individuals, institutions, or as a planet.
Coined in the 1960s, Design Thinking is gaining worldwide deployment through the Open Access and Open Innovation movements of the 21st century.
With our motto “create and develop together,” we, at Sabancı University, adopt Design Thinking in most everything we do. We are familiarizing our students with Design Thinking early on, as exemplified by our Collaboration Space; where we bring Technology and Arts together with Design and Entrepreneurship.
We are happy to mark the opening of our Collaboration Space with the launch of our Design Thinking Seminar Series.