Design Thinking course for adults 55+

Together with our partners from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), School of Management and Law, we are currently developing an e-learning course on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” for adults 55+. An initial pilot study is ongoing and participants are testing a “Design Thinking” course (from Sparkademy). Design thinking is a way of approaching innovation by identifying the needs or challenges of a target group and then finding solutions to them. The current course includes both e-learning and joint work on a very specific, self-selected project with a learning group on site in Zurich.

The aim is initially to find out how the needs of learners 55+ in learning design thinking differ from those of younger employees. We then want to develop an e-learning course that builds on the specific strengths and addresses special characteristics.