Harold Nelson, co-author of The Design Way famously said, “Design is the action of bringing something new and desired into existence—a proactive stance that resolves or dissolves problematic situations by design. It is a compound of routine, adaptive and design expertise brought to bear on complex dynamic situations.” C4DLab recognizes the potential in design thinking and we have set up the Nairobi Design Thinking School (NDTS).

The NDTS has been conceptualized by C4DLab in partnership with Aalto University, Finland.

When you solve a problem using design thinking and design principles, your success rate for dramatically improves. What is design thinking? Design thinking is a methodology used by designers to come up with solutions that match their client’s needs.

Companies such as Apple, IBM and Nike have innovated and evolved their products by design and very effective, they are the pacesetters in the market. The success of these companies has been very remarkable that competitors are now using design principles to shape their corporations.

The flagship course offered at NDTS is Sustainable Innovation Development set to commence in January 2018. It will be held on Mondays and Thursdays and run through to April 2018. period. The administrative fee charged is Ksh. 15,000.

This is a problem-based learning course that will utilize design thinking principles. The students will be grouped into multi-disciplinary teams and tasked with solving a local industry problem. All eligible students and applicants are encouraged to apply for the course. Follow this link to apply.


The course will be held at the University of Nairobi.

A design mindset, by design, creates a preferred future to subvert a problem.


Remember to register for this course.

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