about the program
Future Thinkers aims to build creative and innovative problem-solving skills through the process of design thinking, a human-centred approach to innovation increasingly used by organisations to transform challenges into opportunities.
Research on the future of work indicates that problem-solving, critical thinking and judgement skills are key transferrable enterprise skills for the Australian workforce to remain competitive and thrive in a rapidly changing global economy.
This design thinking program involves small groups of students working with mentors in teams to design solutions to a problem using design-thinking methodology. Students present their solution to the challenge at the end of the program. Mentors wishing to participate do not require prior knowledge of design thinking.
said they now understand what design thinking is
said they are now able to develop and test new ideas
— Future Thinkers student
“The Future Thinkers program helped me personally to improve my ideas and communicate with others in a fun way.”