Design Thinkers

Run by Startup Skool

Tagged in: Kids, Summer Camps, Arts & Crafts, Teen, Science & Tech

This hands-on program will bring a class of creative youth together to explore the principles of design thinking and branding, build digital and physical customer-centric products, and learn about the nearly endless array of career opportunities in design. Students will be challenged to build wireframes, prototypes, and run user tests using industry-standard tools like Invision, Sketch, Canva, and more! During the program, students will be broken into teams and assigned a real-world business challenge to work on throughout the week. After finding a solution, teams will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts. By the end of the camp, our innovative group of students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that they need to successfully embark on their own design journey.

What's Included:
Interactive, Hands-on Instruction
6:1 Student-to-Instructor Ratio
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
Early Drop Off and Late Pick up Available at No Extra Charge
T-shirts, and Take Home Swag
Digital Portfolios
Program Assessments and Graduation Certificates
What Students Will Learn:

The fundamentals of starting a business
Critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork
The fundamentals of design thinking
The basics of design software: Canva, Invision, and Sketch.
How to effectively research, design, and build digital products

What Students Will Experience:

Hands-on innovation
Exposure to the variety of opportunities within entrepreneurship and design
Inspirational guest speakers
Skilled and thoughtful leadership
A real-world design challenge

Why This Program:
User experience is about creating a unique experience when a customer uses a product. Today, all of the most innovative companies such as Airbnb, Google, Starbucks, and Disney, use teams of UX designers to create amazing products and engaging services for their customers. It should be no surprise that the UX job market grew over 70% in 2015 alone.

This program combines the art of entrepreneurship with the beauty of design. Using a combination of tools, methods, and frameworks, students solve real-world problems and build upon existing designs to create more functional and enjoyable products. In just one week, students will create an app that solves a real-world business problem or local issue and present their solutions to a panel of respected industry experts.

Location and Program Information

Map to Gustavson School of Business

Where: Gustavson School of Business
3800 Finnerty Rd,, Victoria, British Columbia

About Startup Skool
Startup Skool focuses on educating youth ages 8 - 18 on entrepreneurship, design thinking, and technology. Through Startup Skool youth are equipped with the soft, technical, and creative skills they need to tackle the world in front of them.

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