As part of developing an interdisciplinary design thinking course, I was asked to develop an applied Service Design module, that could be taken by masters level students, and give them an opportunity to apply their theoretical learning on real world projects.

The course was developed to mirror a real world consultancy approach, from initial client briefing through development to final pitching and enactment, allowing students the opportunity to gain experience of working outside of the traditional education model.

The goal of the module was to provide an alternative approach to applying design thinking, and to allow students to work collaboratively to apply their skills, as well as learning how to run workshops and use co-design tools.

One of the key goals of this module was to provide an understanding of Design Thinking to students from other disciplines with no previous experience of design.