Design thinking 101 Boot Camp: Case study

Project summary

60

participants

10

departments

1

day

Partner: Health Canada’s iHub

Problem

How can we encourage more managers to use design thinking in the workplace?

Solution

Designed for collaboration. Encouraged and establish partnerships throughout the public service and provide participants with an opportunity to learn, share and practice design skills and techniques in the workplace to better serve Canadians.

What happened

Pierre Lecours from Health Canada’s iHub partnered with Innovation Lab to host an introductory design thinking 101 Boot Camp for managers in the public service. Participants were presented with the Canada Food Guide as their design challenge. Participants learned how to use the basic steps of design thinking, how to properly frame a problem statement, and how to create a work environment for their employees that encourages innovative thinking and doing.

As a program analyst at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, part of my job is to advise departments on implementation. I took the Design Thinking Boot Camp so I can provide better guidance to my departments on how to design and do business so we can deliver even better services to Canadians. I highly recommend the Innovation Lab’s Boot Camps to those involved with policy and program development.

Anna Wong, Policy Analyst
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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