Creativity is at the heart of solving problems, and is a core part of design thinking that is used in the Ventures program. This workshop will take attendees through the design thinking process as a key tool to solve problems and build an entrepreneurial mindset. Design thinking is based on empathy and understanding the needs of the user or customer. The process promotes a range of ways to encourage the creativity and imagination needed to generate a wide range of ideas and possibilities, and fast and cost effective ways to create and test prototype solutions. In this session we will briefly discuss the principles of design thinking, show some examples of how we use design thinking within Ventures. We will wrap it up with a group exercise so participants can design a design challenge related to UQ Voice results.  


Cayetana Martinez, Entrepreneurship and Relationship Manager, UQ Idea Hub
Dr Jessica Gallagher, Director, UQ Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship

Who should attend?

  • All staff
  • Students

Benefits of attending 

  • Gain an introduction to design thinking as a useful problem solving process.
  • Develop your understanding of different ways to stimulate creativity and imagination.
  • Learn the benefits of design thinking, and how students can participate in this through Ventures programs.

About Teaching and Learning Week 2019

The 2019 UQ Teaching & Learning Week ran from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019. The series of workshops, panels, and other interactive sessions highlighted our excellent teachers and tutors, initiatives, and T&L leaders around the theme of 'Creativity'. 

View the 2019 program (PDF, 108KB) or watch available video recordings (for the sessions that were recorded).

Go to the T&L Week landing page


Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), St Lucia
Terrace Room (Level 6)