Yes! That’s what we’re here for. While Design Thinking is commonly used for adults, we’ve seen many children cope perfectly well. We also make sure that no child is left behind in our programmes.
All materials will be provided, so participants can arrive empty-handed. However, if they can’t stand cold conditions or parched throats, we recommend they bring along a jacket and/or drinks and snacks.
Yes! We’re glad to accept anyone interested in learning Design Thinking into our programmes; our age ranges listed are simply recommendations.
Most of the resources that participants use for prototypes are loaned, so those will not be possible to bring home. However, there will be plenty of photos of participants with their masterpiece; and they can also bring home the worksheets they work on with their peers!
Classes require a minimum of 12 students to proceed. Refunds will be made accordingly and an advance notification will be given if a workshop is cancelled. All other refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If your child is unable to make it for a class, we will be happy to slot them into one of our other sessions.
Yes, we include short intermissions for all programmes so participants can rest (excluding lunch breaks).
We take care to match the number of instructors and assistant instructors to the number of participants to ensure that any students with questions can be attended to as conveniently as possible.
Yes! We provide certificates upon completion of our courses.
While our certificates cannot be used to directly offset hard requirements in traditional curriculum, they are a strong addition to any portfolio to show that the participant has overcome unique challenges presented to them. On that note, the skills learned in Design Thinking will help participants more effectively use this knowledge to their advantage in the future.
Yes. For safety and administrative reasons, we need an in-charge for the students with us during Thinkroom sessions.
No. 1-hour sessions spread across a long period of time are unlikely to be as effective as a single longer session of at least 4 hours, which is why we do not offer that option.
We strongly recommend having the entire cohort attend the course together. Our Design Thinking programmes are not academically specific, and allowing students to conduct interviews with their peers in different streams will allow for the discovery of greater insights.
At the moment, we are formulating a programme that will be suitable for educators to learn how to pass down the merits of Design Thinking to youths. Drop us an email at email@example.com to register your interest.
Design Thinking is a concept that, in recent years, has been increasingly adopted by corporations, government agencies, and organisations to solve specific issues. We at Thinkroom are designers by training and trade, and consult for these entities.
MOE recognises the importance of Design Thinking and has applied it across various programmes and initiatives both in and outside of standard curriculum. So while the concept isn’t explicitly certified, awareness of its benefits is only growing and will help in improving participants’ overall standing.
We are always open to collaborations, even with those outside of Singapore. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get things started.