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APPLIED CREATIVITY AND DESIGN THINKING – Fundamentals, with Arash Golnam, Phd

With Arash Golnam, PhD

With Arash Golnam, PhD


Combining creative & critical thinking to create a mindset focused on solutions and not the problem.

This course is very different from other courses that teach Design Thinking, instead of studying in a passive conference room environment, this course aims to engage with all your senses to maximize the learning experience and to allow the necessary time to internalize knowledge and skills.

By delivering the course in a beautiful setting, surrounded by nature we will illustrate concepts and ideas via different kinds of games and activities. During the course you will be working on a problem of your choice and applying the techniques and ideas introduced in the Design Thinking course.


  • How to release your creativity

  • Understand your subconscious processes and how they shape your decisions and desires

  • Expand and channel your intuition

  • How to use metaphors and analogies as creativity boosters

  • Develop your soft skills such as teamwork, coordination with others and problem solving

  • Apply creativity and design thinking techniques to a concrete problem of your choosing

  • Expand your appreciation of diversity

  • Find inspirations to lead and manage problem solving situations at workplace

  • Connect with your inner-self

Further Information
Course structure:
This course is structured in form of active and experiential learning and the participants will engage in group activities, teamwork, interactive exercises and games that can be out of their comfort zones.

Requirements: There are no prerequisites for attending this course and candidates at any level of education and work experience are welcome.

The only requirements are that candidates come to the course with an open mind and an open heart for learning and exploring their creative potentials.

The participants should bring comfortable clothes as we will be doing some yoga and physical activities.

Cost: CHF 1500.– with full board included
Discount for early registration:
Sign up before June 1, 2019 and receive a discounted fee of CHF 1250.–

Email us at studyabroad[at] or
Call: +41 (0) 22 732 62 82
Mobile/WhatsApp: +41 (0)79 534 24 10
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UBIS University, Avenue Blanc 46, 1202 Genève

Short Biography Instructor
Dr. Arash Golnam is a Design Thinking Expert, currently co-writing a book on Design Thinking at EPFL. His doctoral thesis explored the application of problem structuring methods in managerial problem solving and decision making. Dr. Golnam has over 20 years of teaching experience, he is passionate about learning and teaching. He has been recognized for his innovative teaching methods at different universities in Switzerland and around the world.