Built Environment Design Thinking Challenge

Date/Deadline: 03 Apr, 2020

University students in Sydney are invited to come along for a one day design-thinking challenge hosted by Macquarie Group and facilitated by social enterprise Young Change Agents.

This is your chance to have input into the development of Martin Place into a place that is vibrant and creative and a safe place for young people. It is an opportunity to develop design-thinking skills applied to a real world challenge. You will also have the opportunity to connect with mentors from Macquarie Group.

The Challenge

How might we make the new Martin Place a connected, vibrant, creative and safe place for young people?

This event is limited to just 40 students. Students are encouraged to come as individuals on in groups of up to five students.

This one-day design challenge would suit students from various degrees including business, design, architecture, engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students will receive a certificate of participation and small prizes for attending.


8.45am: Students arrive and sign in
10:00am: Introduction to the challenge and warm-up activities
10:30am: Empathy interviews and problem definition
11:30am: Ideation and validation
2pm: Lunch
2:30pm: Prototyping
3.30pm: Showcase
4.15pm: End of session

Extra information:

– There is no cost to attend this event
– Due to the limited places of this workshop, please register your interest ASAP
– Lunch and snacks will be provided
– Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet per team
– Selected ideas may be featured on the Young Change Agents website

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