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Bridging design thinking and entrecomp for entrepreneurship workshops: A learning experience

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Publication date26/08/2020
Host publicationThe Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity 26-28 August 2020, University of Oulu, Finland Proceedings
EditorsJean-Francois Boujut, Gaetano Cascini, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, Georgi V. Geogiev, Netta Iivari
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherDesign Society
Pages247-254
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781912254118
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020 - University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Duration: 26/08/202028/08/2020
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Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityOulu
Period26/08/2028/08/20
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Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityOulu
Period26/08/2028/08/20
Internet address

Abstract

Design Thinking (DT) is commonly used in Entrepreneurship Education, however it's capacity to support entrepreneurial competencies has not been explored sufficiently. In this study, we used a multi-method approach to gain an in-depth understanding of participants' learning journeys in two early entrepreneurship events. These were structured around DT and specifically IDEO's implementation of Human Centred Design (HCD). Through semi-structured interviews and non-participant observation we were able to link the stages of HCD to specific competencies and identify competencies that manifest across the wider process. We draw conclusions on the contribution of DT in the development of these competencies and make suggestions for using EntreComp to add nuance to DT interventions. Finally we discuss the impact of facilitation, professionalism, customization and logistical factors on the success of DT interventions.