2017 Design Thinking Bootcamp


Part of the 2016 Graduate Health Sciences and Leadership Program (G-HSLP), this workshop is designed to learn and practice new skills in collaboration with undergrad HSLP members. It is a tremendous, and free, chance to upgrade or just polish your design thinking skills, a critical part of leadership and innovative thinking!

Bootcamp Description

Today, health practitioners face challenges and opportunities that are growing increasingly complex and involve diverse stakeholders. In order to realize the creativity necessary for true innovation and change in the fields of health sciences, it is essential for global leaders to acquire new problem solving methods and research perspectives. As design thinking is a human-centered approach focused on crafting real world applications, it is an ideal method for bridging clinical or health care realities with basic science or lab research. The design-thinking model is centered on open-ended and creative data collection, solution prototyping and testing, and iteration based on feedback through all parts of the research and production process. Students in this workshop will work through several challenges in order to increase their knowledge of the design thinking toolkit as well as learn brainstorming and other creative thinking methods.


  • A relaxed experimental learning atmosphere that encourages risk-taking and creativity
  • Workshop format based on the experience absorption-style learning method, retention rate is 15 times higher than classroom lecture style format
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Instructors

  • Rebecca Carlson
  • (G)HsLP faculty member, with a background in Film Making/Media Production and Anthropology

    Target Audience・Maximum Class Size・Requirements・Selection Method

  • (Target) Any students of the Bachelor Arts or Upper Grad programs
  • (Limit) a few spaces left
  • (Requirements) As this is an English-only workshop TOEFL ITP score of 550 (iBT 80), or equivalent is required. Send a copy of the score report with your application, or bring it by the office in Building 1, 4F.
  • (Selection method) Based on reasons for applying and academic performance.
  • Date/Time・Venue

  • 2/19 (Sun) and 2/28 (Tue), 9:00 -17:00, Yushima Campus Building 3, 8F (Lecture Room 2: School of Health Care Sciences )
  • Applications

  • Download application form and send to global.adm@tmd.ac.jp with a scanned copy/photo of your TOEFL score report (write “2017 DTbc Applicant” in the subject line of the email)
  • (Sign-up Deadline)2/14 (Tue) 17:00
  • Inquiries

    Institute of Global Affairs, Global Advancement Administrative Unit:
    (03) 5803-4964
    E-mail: global.adm@tmd.ac.jp