NDW2015 at University of Nairobi

NDW at University of Nairobi

Design Workshops

By NDW Team on 14th November 2015


On 17th & 18th November, NDW will facilitate workshops at the University of Nairobi’s Architecture and Design Department (ADD) on Design and the Public Sector and Human Centered Design.


The key focus of this workshop is to show how design and the principles of design thinking have a tremendous impact on the public sector. This workshop aims to show that design is a great tool to be employed by African governments to solve the continental challenges.

A speaker panel consisting of experts from various disciplines under the NDW themes will hold interactive discussions on key issues in the public sector and the role of design and design thinking within public institutions.


Crowdsourcing data for Impact by Elisabeth Resor 

Design and Community: Kilimani Rising by Robyn T. Emerson

Design and Community: Urban Spaces by Zahra Kassam

Transforming rural healthcare through solar computers by Felix Tao

Impact of the fashion industry on Kenya’s economy by Ann McCreath

Branding Governments by Caroline Mbabazi

Design Bill by Jeferson Nyakamba

Architecture in Africa by Michael Mathenge


This workshop will focus on the step by step approach to Human Centered Design (HCD) through the 3 steps ‘Hear, Create, Deliver’ to show designers how to apply it in their work. In addition, there will be examples of HCD applied in different organisations and how it enabled them to solve particular design challenges.


Introduction to HCD by Kate Edgar 

HCD in healthcare by Sarah Hassanen

HCD Principles by Tosh Juma

Spear Planter for Rural Kenya by Martin Muckle

HCD at Design Without Borders by Elmar Stroomer 

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