Design Thinking Workshop

Design Thinking Workshop

Design Thinking is a user-centric framework used to solve problems in a creative and practical way.

Activity Duration

1 – 2 Hours

Preparation Time

2 – 3 Hours

Estimated Cost of Materials

USD $15

Audience Age

14 – 19


Design Thinking




This Activity Kit introduces students to a user-centered way of thinking. It puts their innovative and creative skills to the test. Design Thinking is practiced by professionals everyday to solve human problems in the workplace and ensure solutions are meeting users' real needs. It is a way for them to create user-centered outcomes and incorporate user feedback as well as team reflection.

The Activity Kit features two parts. You can choose to run only one part or both. Part 1 and Part 2 can be run consequently or on different days. Click the link under Facilitation Materials to access the guides for Part 1 and Part 2. There are guides for both virtual and in-person workshops.

This activity kit will require the following resources:

  • For virtual workshops: Access to a video conferencing system


  1. Learn more about what Design Thinking is. Ensure you understand core concepts of the framework and review the Design Thinking resources.

  2. Watch IBM's video on Design Thinking.

  3. Explore learning content and other Design Thinking resources in the IBM Design Thinking Toolkit.

Facilitation Materials