Sonepat: World University of Design conducted a Design Thinking and Service Design Workshop – sort of a mini Global Goals Jam – today on World Industrial Design Day.
The workshop was attended by educators from different schools and colleges in and around Sonepat, Haryana who were trained in the nuances of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by UNDP and how they are applied towards development and sustainability.
In this one day virtual workshop spearheaded by Dr. Sanmitra Chitte – Dean of School of Management – principals and teachers of the participating schools were trained in the methodology of Design Thinking that leads towards Design Strategy.
It emphasized on how Design Thinking could help them achieve one of the specific SDGs set aside by UNDP, focusing on the dire need to “Reduce the load of solid waste in and around the area we live in”. The participants were awarded certificates for their zeal and passion towards the idea of a sustainable future.
From a list of 17 goals (that must be fulfilled by 2030) advised for a better world, the University has chosen to participate in goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 12 (responsible consumption and production) that are interdependent.
Design Thinking is the backbone of this workshop addressing the Sustainable Development Goal of Regenerative Cities; it is an indispensible subject that will be addressed under the NEP for curriculum at senior secondary school level. By holding this workshop attempt has been made to train and equip teachers who can in turn share inputs on problem solving with school students. The sole intent of the workshop was to enlighten them about the very concept of the term Design and its use across industries as a problem solving component; its reverence as the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle.