Pedagogy

RENAISSANCE MIND

 

In this era of disruption, constant innovation is the most critical skill. We believe in bringing back the philosophy of ‘Renaissance Mind’ for better ideation and developing the same perspectives that have driven creative thinking, technological progress and innovation throughout the human history. We practice a zero-gravity thinking approach to problem solving, confronting orthodoxies and harnessing new trends. In this process we repurpose, redeploy, and recombine various resources to create new opportunities in a holistic manner.    

FUTURE THINKING

 

Future thinking is the other side of the coin to design-thinking; While design-thinking looks at the present user-need in a lateral way, the basic principle of future-thinking is to take direct cues from pivotal megatrends that will affect the user going forward. It is about divergence and open thinking whereas design-thinking is about convergence. We believe that real innovation comes from the amalgamation of the two.

Kedging is one such concept that has been developed in-house based on this concept. Extrapolated from nautical terminology- it means to haul a ship forward by pulling an anchor that has been dropped into the sea at a distance. For us it means to not only look at customer empathy but also throw the anchor into the future trends and identify opportunities in the overlap. 

Design Thinking is a method for innovation beyond individual brilliance which offers a reliable process to develop new products, experiences and cultures. It posits Systems Thinking and Futures Thinking at its core and is supported by several inputs from anthropology, psychology, neuroscience and engineering. Built on 4 tenets namely Empathetic Inquiry, Abductive Reasoning, Creative visualization and Iterative prototyping, this flexible framework could be applied to any process of decisioning in any form.

At Turian Labs we practice a zero-gravity, renaissance mind approach to problem solving, confronting orthodoxies and harnessing new trends. Our propriety KEDGING technique is designed to collaboratively map the emerging possibilities and repurpose/redeploy/recombine various resources to create new opportunities in a holistic manner.

FOUR TENETS OF DESIGN THINKING

 

Design Thinking is an intentional cadence of processes and methodologies that utilize imagination, discovery and visualization to achieve the project objectives. It is not just a 5-step linear process but a creative and flexible framework that is built on 4 pillars or tenets of Design thinking. Regardless of their sequence they could be named as Empathic Inquiry, Abductive Reasoning, Creative Visualization and Iterative Prototyping. All these tenets are interconnected and could be applied to any process of decisioning in any form.

TOOLS

Design tools are methods used by designers and strategists all over the world as a means for understanding data as well as ideating with it. Some tools are generic and are being used by many- for example, fly-on-the-wall, journey maps, story-boarding, etc. Sometimes, we also find the need for customized tools- 'Sense-Storming and Desirability Matrix' are two tools that have been developed by our designers in-house in response to recognizing gaps with potential opportunities. 

Design Thinking & Innovation Training
 

Turian Labs’  Executive Learning offering is a natural extension of its Business Innovation Consulting portfolio & was introduced with a vision to help corporates transition to Design-led Organizations.

We have crafted a variety of learning modules with an objective of improving the innovation maturity of the organization through Design Thinking. These programs span the entire journey of an organization, from introduction & awareness, role-based trainings, train the trainer through to handholding and mentoring in projects to build Design-led organization. 

Differentiated Learning format with 75% time for immersive hands-on activities

These learning programs go beyond the standard trainings as these are conducted in a highly immersive workshop format with over 75 % of the workshop time dedicated to need-based hands-on activities by the participants. These activities are optimized for each organization & developed by implementing our unique combination of Design Thinking Principles, Global Trends & Insights and organization-specific requirements. 

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOPS

 

DT180  | 3-Hours

This module is designed as an effective way to on-board the leadership  to the idea of design Thinking to build Design Led Organisation The session involves understanding the broad contours of Design Thinking and business implications with quick glimpses of case examples. Interactive session includes rapid application of Design Thinking tools for one chosen project by all the participants in multiple groups.


DT in a day | 6-Hours

One-day intensive training for the team to understand the basics of Design Thinking and implications with selective case examples. Interactive session includes Application of Design Thinking tools for multiple projects from diverse domains as a group activity.


DT Deep Dive | 12-Hour over 2 days

The immersive course on design thinking involves understanding the Design Thinking methodology and business implications with detailed case examples. The session involves multiple skill-building activities for applied understanding of DT tools and techniques through multiple projects from diverse domains or organization-specific business problems tackled as a group.

PARTICIPANTS: Business Analysts, Customer facing roles influencing the customer requirements & design, System Architects, Solution Architects, User ExperienceConsultants, Development and Testing teams working on Portals


DT Enterprise Rollout

We can help organizations successfully rollout the Design Thinking as a change management tool through TRAINT THE TRAINER and DT SPRINT.

Traint-the-rainer program focuses on creating core competency in Design Thinking for a select team of individuals from the organization. DT Spirnt is about application of the Design Thinking tools in the real-time business scenario and customize the process and tools specific to the organization’s requirements. Turian Labs studies the organization and deploys their learnings from previous workshops to create organization-specific tools.


Boosters

Booster are need-based and customised short training modules that build on the previous Design Thinking training. The modules cater to the key aspects of the methodology and tools relevant to the specific participants as they practise Design Thinking.

MEGATREND AND INNOVATION LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

 

Turian Labs has an expertise in mapping Megatrends. It helps human resources, brand, innovation and corporate strategy teams to prepare a schema of the future strategy in a single or multi-day workshop. Megatrend sensing is an emerging skill-set that can be cultivated to make organizations future robust.