Design Thinking Talent Program
Run by a Stanford MBA and d.school Alumni, D-School@NTU
What is this worth?
What's this journey about?
- All lectures will be in English. However, during your cooperation with your teammates, it is ok to speak Chinese for efficiency.
- This event will be limited to 70 people.
- NTD13,000/person (Include Insurance)
- Full Amount Refundable if you are not admitted. However, if you are picked but you decide not to join, the refund policy is as follow:
- More than 5 days before the starting date (before 2/12): Full Amount Refundable
- 3~5 days before the starting date (2/12~2/14): 60% Refundable
- 1~2 days before the starting date (2/15~2/16): 40% Refundable
- Anyone with passion in learning this cutting-edge methodology
- If you can express your ideas in English clearly, we need you!
- If you are willing to rock this world, this is the stage for you!
Application Process (Application deadline: 2016.2.5)
- Fill out the application form. (BEFORE 11:59PM on 2016.2.5 )
- You are now in the pool of candidates and we will go through your application material very carefully.
- Among all candidates, 60-70 people will be chosen to join this journey with us and there will be 10 people on the waiting list. (The result will be announced no later than 2016.2.7)
- If you are picked, please make the transaction and fill the confirmation form in 2 days(Before 2016.2.9).
- Once we have confirmed your transaction, an email will be sent to you as a notification along with the detailed information of this amazing journey.
Fill out this application form did not guarantee you can get a spot. However, this is a great chance to explore yourself. So why don't you give it a shot?
Account Name: 張凱程
Account Number: 040-10-29309-8
Bank Code: 017 (Mega international Commercial Bank)
About our team
Leader, Mentor, Friend
Winter Camp Leader:Alec Walker, founder of Inly, obtained his MBA from Stanford with an emphasis on design thinking. Combining best practices from his exposure to a myriad of corporate and entrepreneurial methods, he has engaged in consulting projects and run workshops for a dozen organizations around the world. Alec has an engineering background and was a visiting researcher in several international teams on topics ranging from genetic engineering to quantum computing, and he has served as a product and asset manager at energy giant Royal Dutch Shell and a technical advisor to leading private brokerage firm CLSA Asia Pacific Markets.
Let's get Started...
Day 1 (2/17)
- Welcome: Things will be fun and exciting right from the start. We’ll get to know each other and get familiar with the environment. Building a safe community of mutual-trust is our first priority at the start.
- What is Design Thinking: We will learn the cutting-edge methodology which is not only boosting the development of Silicon Valley but has also spread to influence the whole world.
- Your First Shot: Now it is your turn! This activity will help us get into the spirit of design thinking. Also, in this module, we will build up confidence, get closer to our teammates, and learn how to work with others in a creative and productive setting. In this era, it always takes at least two to tango.
- Deep Dive: Having earned a general concept through your own experience, you will be ready to learn this powerful method step by step.
- Creativity: Time for our first advanced course. Together, we’ll explore how to lower the inhibitions blocking our creativity as well as how experts direct their creativity as a tool to solve problems.
- Empathic Researching: Solving problems for others is the linch pin of successful entrepreneurs. Here, we’ll learn how to research another person’s point of view and uncover their true problems and pain points.
- First Follower: Through an exciting game, a short film, and a lecture, we learn when we should abandon our own ideas to follow the ideas of others, and we learn how important it is to have a first follower of a new idea, especially when we’re solving a hard problem.
- Taking Better Notes: Using learnings from cutting edge research, we will practice methods to take quicker notes in a way that will help us learn more thoroughly and remember facts more effectively. How will we use these techniques in the future?
- The Design Thinking Startup: We’ll put together a lot of the skills we have developed so far and do a big team project. We’ll apply design thinking to designing a startup business from the ground up and presenting to each other.
- The Design Thinking Startup 2.0: We’ll design another startup business together, but this time we’ll incorporate a new challenge helping us to learn an important lesson about teamwork. Remember, practice doesn’t make perfect; practice makes permanent!
- Globalization: We’ll engage in a team game that teaches us how to stay productive when we’re working with an internationally diverse group. It’s challenging and fun, and it really works.
- Creating Company Culture: It’s time to learn and practice proven ways to create and sustain strong company culture. We’ll explore the use of shared vision, open communication, and effective utilization of cognitive diversity.
- Life Goals Empowerment Session: We will derive inspiration and motivation from exploring our interests, skills, and personalities together. We’ll each plan the best way to individually use our education to create impact and be successful.
- Prototyping to Learn: Let’s explore how world class teams generate data to support their new ideas. We’ll learn what it means to prototype smartly, and we’ll give it a try together.
- International Business Challenge: Now we’re all playing the roles of managers at successful and growing firms. How will we spend our resources to expand our business? What risks will we take, and how can we control them?
- Presentation Skills Training: We can learn lessons from ace presenters and powerful representatives of major organizations, and we can also experiment safely to develop our own presentation style. Let’s have fun and discover our own angle!
- Startup Pitch Preparation: Tonight, the projects are up to us! Our teams will use the design thinking method to prepare a proposal for a startup business, a social venture, or another kind of new venture.
- Office Hours: While teams prepare for their pitches, each will have a chance to get some individual advice from the workshop leaders. Prepare your time wisely, and you can tap our network and expertise.
- Pitch Time: Teams will take turns pitching their new venture ideas. We’ll have a comprehensive feedback session after each pitch, and we’ll celebrate all the learning. This is your chance to shine!
- Secret Ceremony: What is this about? You’ll have to attend to find out, but you’ll be in for some exciting surprises. This will we be done in the true Silicon Valley style, and we’re sure you’ll love it. Be prepared to cover what we’ve learned and to laugh and cheer!
- Graduation Ceremony: Let’s do it Stanford style, with certificates, photos, and a speech. Family members are welcome to join.