Design Thinking


The fifth module of this course introduces students to the Design Thinking process and deepens their understanding of it in action. Students learn about the different stages of the design thinking process and the flow back and forth between these stages.

Students watch short videos of a former WTINE winner, Olivia Holbrook, describing the process of how she and her design partner Rachel created the TIDE Menstrual Toolkit, and their experiences working with communities in rural Nepal.

Further resources on Design Thinking are shared at the end of the module. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to

  • Explain how the Design Thinking process works
  • Apply a design thinking approach to their concept development
  • Discuss examples of design thinking in action


This course module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, excluding further reading of design thinking resources shared.

EWB Ireland Funders

This resource is funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs through their Development Education grant scheme, grant number DE/21/A/12. Irish Aid is the government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship and development education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are the responsibility of EWB Ireland and do not necessarily represent or reflect DFA policy.

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