The Design Innovation team has two main initiatives: Design Thinking & Innovation Academy and Asian Insights & Design Innovation.
The Design Thinking & Innovation Academy (DTIA) was established in November 2010 in response to the Economic Strategies Committee’s recommendation to prepare the workforce with design thinking capabilities for productivity, competitiveness and sustainable growth. The Academy focuses on three clusters of industry: healthcare; food and beverage; retail, services and manufacturing. The DTIA team conducts courses and workshops on design thinking; as well as the ManyWaysofSeeing programme for children.
The objective of Asian Insights and Design Innovation (AIDI) is in facilitating Singapore enterprises to apply user-friendly design innovation in their business strategy. The team also helps enterprises to bring to Asian consumer markets, through ethnography and research, innovative new products and services that are culture and context specific.
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