This intensive 3-day workshop offers a deep-dive introduction to the concept and practice of design thinking for services, processes, and products. Understand why design thinking has become the go-to approach for innovation across industries, and learn how to apply it according to your own needs. You’ll walk away with a complete toolkit for human-centered innovation and a certificate from CIID. This hands-on course will guide you through the entire process, from understanding a stakeholder group to discovering a need to creating a solution to address it – whether it is a process, a service, a product, or an app. During the three days you will do research, create insights, and prototype and test solutions. Along the way you’ll learn practical tools to take back to your work, including research methods, synthesis approaches, user journey mapping, rapid ideation, and experience prototyping techniques. By the end of day 3, you will be ready to apply this knowledge to your own work and become an ambassador of fast-paced change inside your organization. Lectures are spread throughout the three days and are immediately followed by direct hands-on applications, research and prototyping in the field, and individual and group coaching along the way. We will work according to a rapid design thinking process that puts the user at the center to create actionable, business-ready experience prototypes.
In this workshop you will acquire the design and futures thinking tools necessary to proactively adapt to a world of accelerating change, develop new directions for your organization and ensure new strategies and innovation are focused on the right goals. You will learn how to use Scanning and Impact Wheels to analyze the disruptive potential of global trends and the technologies shaping future needs. You’ll then use these insights to explore alternative versions of the future using the Impact Matrix and uncover new opportunities for growth and innovation. You will leave with a clear understanding of the priorities for immediate and long-term action.
Following up on it summer 2019 program, the Meiji University Japanese Language Education Center will offer a short-term Japanese Language Program in winter 2020. The program cultivates study of Japanese language, culture and society from various aspects. Highly motivated participants can expect Meiji University’s up-to-date educational, media and support facilities to meet their every need. Japanese students will support your study of Japanese and join various events with you. Why not come to central Tokyo and Meiji University this winter to learn “living” Japanese and Japanese culture? Get ready for the exciting new experience that awaits you!
Welcome to Kokkola! Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution. We pride ourselves with offering students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural. Centria offers student centred teaching with plenty of practical experience. Exchange students may study courses that are offered in our study programmes in Technology, Business, Social Services and Health Care, Culture and Humanities and Education. The programme in Business Management offers courses ranging from entrepreneurship to internationalization, such as CRM, business law, international marketing, ERP, international economics, organizational development and global business studies – just to mention a few. Learn how to start, manage and maintain your own firms or develop your profession further in any local or international company, either in Finland or abroad. The International Office of Centria takes especially good care of our incoming exchange students. We will book a flat for you once you have been accepted as an exchange student to us. We also organise many events during the year that you can check out from our social calendar. Spend one semester or a full academic year with us! Enjoy the fascinating nature, walk on the frozen sea, watch the northern lights, make snow angels and meet students from all around the world! Gain new experiences during your studies and develop your expertise in a top-level university!