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Introduction to Design Thinking

  • 23 January 2020
  • 08:00 (UTC-00:00)
  • 24 January 2020
  • 16:00 (UTC-00:00)
  • International School of Dakar

Design thinking is a framework that provides an innovative approach to creative real-world problem solving. The process of design thinking provides individuals the structure to facilitate collaboration while innovatively solving contemporary issues. If you have heard of design thinking and are interested in learning more about the process, this is the workshop for you. 


KEY AUDIENCE: All those interested in design thinking.

The five stages in the design thinking process are empathy, define, ideate, prototype, and testing which work well collectively. This session is appropriate for K-12 educators and anyone interested in learning about and participating in design thinking challenges.
The session will provide opportunities for attendees to tackle and solve real-world problems while analyzing and discussing how this process can be effectively implemented in and out of the classroom.

As a result of attending this institute, you will expect to:

  • Develop a deep and strong understanding of the design thinking framework
  • Develop knowledge on how to successfully run a design thinking cycle
  • Learn strategies to implement design thinking into curriculum and beyond


     Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
     Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
     Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

    Early-bird Deadline: 24th November 2019

    Cancellation Date: 23rd December 2019

    Nneka Johnson is the Director of Innovation at the International School of Dakar. The 2018 - 2019 school year was her first year at ISD. Prior to ISD, Dr Johnson worked for thirteen years as the lead instructional technology specialist at Woodward Academy, the largest independent school in the continental United States. Also, during that time for six months, she worked for a private school in Sydney, Australia as the Deputy Director for Innovation.

    Nneka holds a BA in Sociology from Queens College in New York City, an MS in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University in Atlanta. Her doctoral dissertation centres on the fact that a specified curriculum can change social media usage in adolescents. She is formally trained in Design Thinking framework at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.



    International School of Dakar
    BP 5136, 10700 Dakar Fann,

    Visa and Health
    Visit your nearest Senegalese Consulate to find out about the country's entry requirements and apply for your visa if required.

    Hotel Colonia
    Physical Address: Ancienne Rte de la Corniche Ouest – Lot 41, Dakar, Senegal
    Phone No: +221 33 820 40 40
    Standard Room, Single Occupancy Rate: 53,000 FCFA (Approx. US$ 90)
    Booking Process: Send an email to Louise at to book your room at the Hotel Colonia. Be sure to enquire about airport transfers as you make your reservation.

    Hotel – School Transport
    The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hotel Colonia in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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