What do we mean by design innovation? Is it a simple or a complex process. This workshop talked through the meaning of innovation in design and the processes that one needs to undergo to achieve innovation

The workshop started with a small lecture about understanding innovation and innovation in terms of design. There are different techniques used in design innovation and one such technique is understanding users needs. After a small lecture, participants participants could identify things that they come across on a daily basis and understand it better through empathy design. There was also a lecture on empathy design and what it means. The task was then to identify a specific user and design an innovative solution for them. The main learning outcome was that when we design for specific user, we create innovative solutions.

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With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK Universities for business and industry. We connect with Industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.

We are a truly global university and named by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide as International University of the Year 2018. Our global campuses are situated in some of the world’s most inspiring locations in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia. Each of our campuses offers superb facilities and a unique learning environment.

We are specialists in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences – subjects which make a real impact on the world and society.