Design thinking for environmental solutions workshop in Amman 2019

cewas Middle East with Columbia University and EcoDesign Labs with the support of INJAZ and my Startup have conducted the first Environmental Design Thinking Workshop in Amman, Jordan. This 3-day course workshop has integrated design thinking approaches with environmental sustainability and followed a participatory, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary approach. While outlining the programme, great emphasis has been laid on participants’ interaction: besides face-to-face lectures, group works and case studies, field visits to existing projects and role-plays reveal creativity and make participants think in a holistic way. The goal of design thinking workshops is to practice the application of design thinking methods and tools for selected environmental issues and activate a change in the development of solutions. Their course will empower participants to conduct a creative, needs-based ideation process for environmental business ideas. The focus within the environmental sector lies in the area of water, sanitation and waste.