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Design Thinking with Jacinta Owens and Gwen Kenny

7th May 2020 @ 10:30 am

design thinking

Design Thinking with Jacinta Owens and Gwen Kenny

May 7 & 14 May 2020,  2 hours each morning from 10.30 till 12.30

Fully Subsidised by Design Print Packaging Skillnet

Design Thinking is a method for creative problem solving. It is human-centered and starts with discovering the needs of your end-user. Its structure allows solutions to emerge that may have not been apparent before. It is an intuitive process which can be used on any problem and is not just for designers, but can be used by teams and individuals. Design Thinking can help you move your problem into an innovative solution!

Jacinta Owens

Jacinta Owens is an educator, writer and filmmaker. She has been facilitating creative workshops with diverse groups of people for many years and joined the Innovation Academy as a Facilitation Specialist in early 2018. Jacinta’s focus is on helping people discover, uncover and recover their creative potential through practical techniques and tools. Jacinta gives workshops on Creative Mindset, Empathy, Design Thinking, Storytelling, Videomaking and Entrepreneurial Mindset to a diverse range of learners such as schools, writers, Educators, corporate groups, Undergrad and Postgrad students in Ireland and University of Malaya (KL), and most recently, lecturers in Vietnam National University (Hanoi). She specialises in developing empathy and creativity in students whilst helping them craft their own unique story. Jacinta is also a Screenwriter, funded by Northern Ireland Screen, Galway Film Centre, RTE and the British Film Institute Network. She holds an MSc in Feature Film production from Staffordshire University and is a graduate of the Robert McKee Story programme.

Gwen Kenny –

Gwen Kenny is a multi award winning professional. She is renowned for her personal approach and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Design Thinking has been a tool used by Gwen in a professional capacity for many years. Gwen completed the Prof. Dip in Innovation, Creativity & Leadership in UCD Innovation Academy. Gwen lectures in Griffith College and has guest lectured in Trinity, UCD and TUD.

Gwen is also an Interior Designer and has applied Design Thinking to numerous jobs including the Olympia Theatre and Teeling Whiskey. Her pursuit of excellence and sustainability in design distinguish her from her peers, making her a sought-after name by prominent businesses, successful professionals and other discerning clients.

Gwen has an unparalleled depth of experience and skill, honed over more than 25 years in the industry alongside a wealth of qualifications, including her Masters in Professional Design Practice.

Her relentless curiosity and hunger for knowledge give Gwen (and her students and clients) an advantage in that she is familiar with state-of-the-art products and innovations, combining these to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Her open friendly approachable manner makes her the ideal person to teach these courses.

Please note our training courses are only available for people residing in the Republic of Ireland.


7th May 2020
10:30 am
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Online Training


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