Introduction to Design Thinking

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 111 South King Street, Bank of Hawaii 5th Floor Center of Excellence
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P.O. Box 1633
Honolulu, Hawaii 96806-1633
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Introduction to Design Thinking


This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Design Thinking; a formal method of practical but creative problem resolution that combines empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solution, and rationality in analyzing and fitting various solutions; resulting in an integration of the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.

At this event, you will…

  • Understand the history of Design Thinking
  • Work on a Design Challenge
  • Gain tips on how these skills can be used to develop an innovative problem solving approach 



5:00pm - 5:30pm Check-in, Appetizers and Network

5:30pm - 7:30pm Presentation

About the Presenter:

Raviraj Pare

Design Thinking Strategist



Raviraj Pare works as a Design Thinking Strategist at Oceanit. He received his M.S. degree in Product Design from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Mr. Pare worked on several user centric design projects, focused on developing his skills at the Design Thinking Process. Some of his projects include a cassava processing device for subsistence farmers in rural Ghana; low cost modular stoves for rural Myanmar; fiberglass cargo sleds for Himalayan villages; and ‘Internet of Things’ concepts for Bosch and service projects for the Stanford Bike Shop. He also brings with him maker / DIY (do it yourself) skills and is proficient at metal working, welding, fiberglass and wood working.  Prior to Stanford, he worked as a Designer at Ashok Leyland Ltd., a major commercial vehicle manufacturer, where he designed and developed commercial and military trucks. He developed his skills in industrial design, technical surfacing and lead several projects from ‘art’ to ‘part’ at the Ashok Leyland Design Studio. While his experience in the automotive industry taught him ‘how to design’, his experiences at Stanford provided the all-important ‘what to design’ part of the puzzle.



AOE (Area of Expertise):

The AOE for this Event is “Knowledge Management”, one of 10 ASTD competencies. Attend Events in each of the 10 Competencies and receive an ASTD Hawaii - Area of Expertise Certificate for 2014/2015 and a stamp for this event in your Area of Expertise tracking card. (Tracking cards are available at the event.)

The ASTD’s competency model provides a basis for the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification program. Learn more about CPLP at

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