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The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at the University of Cape Town are the leaders of excellence in design-led thinking on the continent. We offer courses in design-led thinking with a focus on solving real-world problems for students, professionals and organisations.
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Design thinking proves game changer for SA tech start-up
Serial tech entrepreneurs Matthew Westaway and Lethabo Motsoaledi used a customer-centric approach to build their latest venture Voyc - a speech analytics service - into an award-winning company that currently monitors a million customer interactions a month in the UK and SA and helps clients cut customer complaints and build value. 8 Jul 2022 Read more

Africa's first Design Thinking Conference
The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at UCT will be hosting the prestigious d.confestival, the first design thinking event of its kind in Africa, and will open the doors to its new home on the university's middle campus - an architectural marvel and first of its kind in Africa. 6 May 2022 Read more

Stay relevant, get yourself a design-led mindset
Applications now open for Foundation Programme in Design Thinking at the d-school Afrika 8 Mar 2022 Read more

Why every student and job applicant needs to learn design-led thinking
The unprecedented scale of challenges that companies and industries are facing globally, means the need to do things differently is greater than ever. Design thinking provides a way to engage with the world's complex challenges in a creative and regenerative way. 7 Mar 2022 Read more

Applications now open for Foundation Programme in Design Thinking at the d-school Afrika. 11 Feb 2022 Read more

With the loss of shared spaces due to the pandemic and a shift toward remote working, the practice of design thinking will need to adapt so that we can continue to harness its power to co-create and solve problems. 14 Dec 2020 Read more

Innovation research shows that companies are struggling to be innovative despite knowing it is vital to their survival. While some question whether the will to innovate truly exists - others say adults need to be taught to play and think creatively again. 22 May 2017 Read more

Launch of Africa's first design thinking institute
How do we design new ways of tackling poverty, new ways of innovating new products and services, new ways of thinking about the stuff that bugs us, the stuff that really matters? These are the kinds of challenges that drive the creative pulse of The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at UCT, commonly referred to as the d-school, which officially launches at the university's graduate school of business Breakwater Campus in Cape Town on Thursday, March 9. 3 Mar 2017 Read more