Webinar: Design Thinking & Social Innovation
Date: 11 Aug 2020
Speaker: Dr Daniel Loy, Adjunct Associate (Practice), Monash University Malaysia
Moderator: Dr Wee Chan Au (Lecturer, Department of Management; eiHub ambassador)
Speaker profile: Dr Daniel Loy is a STEM educator by training with over 15 years of experience in various educational organisations specialising in free-choice learning. In the last 5 years, he’s been actively working in the social innovation space, advocating for greater social equity and educational reform, and championing social enterprises. Currently, he is an Adjunct with the School of Business of Monash University Malaysia, the Associate Director of Innovation & Capability Development with PurpoSE Malaysia, and the Founder and Principal of Danjumbuck Designs, a small design and maker consultancy. He’s also an active mentor, supporting the Global Accelerator Programme under the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
Synopsis: Dr Loy introduced the design thinking as “a human or people-centred approach to problem solving, drawing on innovative practices to create solutions that are desirable, feasible, and viable” to the beginning of the session. He went on to explain the model of design thinking in details, which involves, empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test. Dr Loy enlightens the audiences with real-life examples of how design thinking is implemented in practice. Finally, He illustrated how design thinking could be applied in the social entrepreneurship context.