Reflection on Subject: Fundamentals of Design Thinking (Workshop)
My next reflective stop is "Fundamentals of Design Thinking," a practical workshop I experienced a few semesters back. Although the memories may be a bit faded, it's time to revisit and explore the impact of this course on my journey, especially in the context of reflecting on B subjects.
This course unfolded as a hands-on design thinking workshop tailored for students, a format I was already somewhat familiar with due to a similar recent experience. Each workshop had its own unique charm. Collaborating with unfamiliar faces on a predetermined topic was an interesting twist. While I comprehend the necessity of the assigned topic to streamline the process, it did limit our creative freedom. The chosen theme revolved around making the exam period more enjoyable for students, a seemingly Herculean task considering the structural constraints of the educational system.
Engaging in this workshop was a pleasant experience that reiterated the design thinking process. Exploring the same methodology in a different setup with fresh, albeit slightly faded memories, provided a new perspective. The diverse views within the group, (although the age average was still under 30), highlighted the varying perspectives even on seemingly mundane topics. While the chosen topic posed considerable challenges, it underscored the complexities inherent in educational systems.
The practical skills and knowledge gained from this course found a tangible application in my professional life. At the time, I was preparing for a job interview and a potential new position as a UX designer. Integrating the insights and skills acquired from the course with my existing theoretical knowledge proved to be instrumental. This practical knowledge has since become an integral part of my daily work, enhancing my effectiveness as a UX designer.