15 min

Design thinking in Rural space (ft. Drs. Gauri Wagenaar‪)‬ Countryside

    • Non-Profit

Catch Pratyasha on Countryside with Drs. Gauri Wagenaar.
Gauri is the founder of Danae Consultancy and a professional member of the Association of Designers of India. Currently, she holds the position as a trustee at Jai Vikaji Bhiladwala Smarak High School, Umarsadi Village, Valsad, and trains part-time at Competitiveness Mindset Institute. She founded Danae Consultancy in 1996 when she was employed at Royal Netherland Embassy to run the Netherlands Business Promotion Office. She had been a Chief Representative at The Netherlands Business Support Office for 15 years. According to her, life is about learning. Finding solutions should be the priority rather than worrying about the problems.
Creating is bringing something into being. Designing is more than creating products and services; it can be applied to systems, procedures, protocols, and customer experiences.
Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user (the customer).
A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused and action-oriented. It involves both analysis and imagination. 
Design thinking is linked to creating an improved future and seeks to build ideas up – unlike critical thinking, which breaks them down. Problem-solving is making something go away.

Catch Pratyasha on Countryside with Drs. Gauri Wagenaar.
Gauri is the founder of Danae Consultancy and a professional member of the Association of Designers of India. Currently, she holds the position as a trustee at Jai Vikaji Bhiladwala Smarak High School, Umarsadi Village, Valsad, and trains part-time at Competitiveness Mindset Institute. She founded Danae Consultancy in 1996 when she was employed at Royal Netherland Embassy to run the Netherlands Business Promotion Office. She had been a Chief Representative at The Netherlands Business Support Office for 15 years. According to her, life is about learning. Finding solutions should be the priority rather than worrying about the problems.
Creating is bringing something into being. Designing is more than creating products and services; it can be applied to systems, procedures, protocols, and customer experiences.
Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user (the customer).
A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused and action-oriented. It involves both analysis and imagination. 
Design thinking is linked to creating an improved future and seeks to build ideas up – unlike critical thinking, which breaks them down. Problem-solving is making something go away.

15 min