Design Thinking

Design Thinking Through Sustainability

Offering a suite of tailored workshops that encompass a wide variety of topics from an established range of real-world scenarios, we conduct entertaining and engaging in-house sessions that cover both core curriculum and extra curricula subjects and are guaranteed to excite and energise participants about sustainability and creative problem solving.

Eco Innovators successfully facilitates lectures and workshops for primary and secondary schools, private organisations, government departments, charities, and social enterprises. For each event we curate a mixture of specific content and tested scenarios, drawing on a mixture of design thinking, sustainability, science, art and design technology principles.

All workshops utilise play-based techniques as a basis for encouraging innovative thinking. Eco Innovators has a solid background in the development of original (and award winning) educational tools including the Design Play Cards, The Secret Life of Things animation series, and the Good Design Guide, that are being used throughout the world to engage and inspire young people and the wider community with environmental and social sustainability through design thinking.

Workshops run from between 45 minutes to full days, or even two day design thinking intensives, and we work closely with organisers to create site, theme, group size, age, and knowledge level specific experiences that allow and encourage every participant to contribute meaningfully and engage fully within this unique play-centric creative space.

Example workshops:

  • Design problem solving through sustainability

  • Waste / recycling challenge

  • Creative play and innovation challenges

  • Ecosystem health and services

  • Design play days

  • Product pull apart and sustainable redesign

  • Zero waste fashion and textiles design

  • Sustainable art practices

  • Sustainability Science

  • Sustainable Futures