Last week I attended a workshop in Gurgaon which was organised by Pearson, especially for bloggers. Before I further talk about the workshop, let me introduce Pearson to you.
Pearson is leading company in the sector of education, and they are doing a great job in this particular field. Pearson is working globally and helping all kinds of students for School education to higher education. If you wanted any help regarding study in abroad or your own country, you could check out the official website of Pearson.
About the Workshop
As I mentioned earlier, the workshop held at their state-of-the-art facility in Gurgaon office of Pearson. As soon the workshop started with Mr Vikas Singh & Mr Varun Dhamija, both of them were great at speaking, and they let us know about Pearson and how Pearson is working for students on a worldwide scale and India. Currently, India has the most significant number of youth around the world and educating our youth is the most important thing which we are looking for. Brands like Pearson is playing a very crucial role in this sector with the help of excellent classroom infrastructure, latest learning technology, growing support and an emerging IT sector. The Pearson is providing various opportunities for the young generation to flourish with their skills. As India is a massive marketplace for digital learning and Pearson is looking forward to providing a quality education.
What is Design Thinking?
Talking about the Design Thinking, which I got to know through this workshop. Design thinking is a method of everyday thought, with the resolution to solve a problem practically. We can also consider it as a permanent solution for the betterment of our future. By examining both present and future conditions and parameters of the problem, alternative solutions may be explored simultaneously.
Design thinking is especially useful when addressing what is referred to as “wicked” problems. In the context of design thinking, the word wicked does not apply to maliciousness but, instead, to the issues that are ill-defined or tricky.
In the case of wicked problems, both the problem and the solution are unknown at the outset of the problem-solving exercise. Organizations are as opposed to issues where the problem is definite, and the answer is available by application of technical knowledge.
Design Thinking is Iterative
The Design thinking can be approached as a scientific method of thought, which begins when we start thinking of a problem and check all the different parts of that particular problem. When we finally go through all the parameters of the problem and start thinking to create a solution. These steps are same as we investigate a case to discover hidden settings, which will lead us to find the goal. Because design thinking is iterative, standard solutions are also potential starting points of alternative paths, including redefining of the initial problem. The critical practice that brings forth a great design is the practice of iteration. The iterative process occurs over and over until a plan is considered worthy of implementation.
In contrast to a purely analytic approach, design thinking is a process which includes the building of ideas with few or no limits on breadth, during the brainstorming phase. This helps reduce team members’ fear of failure and encourages input and participation from a wide variety of sources in the ideation phases.
Identification of valuable yet initially seemingly unworkable solutions is one goal of the brainstorming phase and is encouraged. Brainstorming supports the discovery of hidden elements, ambiguities, and faulty assumptions of a situation.
The Business Context of Design Thinking
Design Thinking can also help you with your business today. Innovation is an increasingly central topic in the industry today, and design thinking could help you to get innovative ideas that can change the way of your business.
Business problems today are increasingly complex and tricky. Hence design and innovation are an essential competency for managers. Furthermore, design thinking plays a vital role in the creation of a learning organisation.
Despite the power of design in management, little attention has been paid to the subject in management education. While there has been significant business interest in design thinking in the last decade, in 2015 the design thinking pioneer, Tim Brown assessed design thinking to be widely, but only sporadically, used in business. He argues that competitive advantage comes from the sustained use of design thinking, from becoming “masters of the art.”
Pearson Professional Programs
- Their blended executive education programs span a variety of functions and industries, for participants of diverse seniority levels (top, senior and middle management).
- They deploy cutting-edge learning technology, classroom infrastructure and pedagogical methods. Although their faculties are leading experts from around the world, each program is carefully contextualised to speak to local business realities.
- Their solutions are cost-effective, flexible, learner-centric, scalable and are aligned with business goals.
Their enterprise learning suite includes new manager entry point training, programs in the domain of business and management, new-age skills, and custom learning for senior leaders.