This ICCE 2020 workshop will explore the use of Design Thinking approach to design and develop interactive teaching and learning methods during and post Covid-19.

Covid-19 has forced many educators to trial a new approach in teaching and learning, both using technology as well as not, to tackle challenges and potentials of the new normal. 

Design Thinking is a process of thinking that actively and systematically apply human-centered design methods to engage users and stakeholders in solving problems in their life, business, activities, communities and countries in creative and innovative manner. This approach has been used by a lot of companies and organizations, such as Apple, Google and Samsung and has been taught by many universities, such as Stanford, Harvard and MIT.

The original Design Thinking consists of five steps including Empathize with the users, Define users’ needs and problems, Ideate by challenging assumptions and creating ideas for innovative solutions, Prototype to create solutions as well as the solutions with the users. In this workshop, we will explore how Design Thinking has been adapted in different context. One of the areas of exploration is Design Thinking 2.0. 

By joining the workshop, every participant will be able learn from the best practices, the success and failures in adopting Design Thinking approach at different stages and discuss how to apply and improve it further.


This workshop looks for submissions from educators, education leaders, parents, students, instructional designers, researchers, school administrators who have applied the Design Thinking approach and promote active engagements from the teachers and students to co-design the learning process.

We welcome case studies where authors have applied the Design Thinking approach in developing their innovative and creative pedagogical solutions.

Authors are asked to submit a full paper (8-10 pages) or a short paper (5-6 pages) stating their work in the domain or their position concerning the topic. Paper Format Template available here.

The position papers should report on experiences with Design Thinking and critically reflect on them. Furthermore, we ask authors to list their three most critical discussion points as well as short biographies. At least two members of the organizing team will review the papers, mainly regarding the relevance to the topic.

How to submit
Please send in your paper proposals via e-mails to

Important Dates
Paper Deadline: Aug 30, 2020
Decisions: Sep 18, 2020
Final Camera-ready Version: Sep 27, 2020
Workshop: Nov 23, 2020

Workshop Schedule
When: Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020
Time: 08:30 am - 12:00 pm (GMT+08)

08:30-09:00 Registrasi
09:00-09:30 Introduction 

Building creative confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic: Adapting Design Thinking for Online Learning
Lisha Bornilla and Marianne Kayle Amurao, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Empowering Learning Designers through Design Thinking
Kashmira Dave and Jon Mason, Charles Darwin University, Australia

10:30-10:40 Coffee Break 

Keep Online Design Thinking Alive: a Case Study in Indonesia 
Ellya Zulaikha, Industrial Design Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Eunice Sari, UX Indonesia, Indonesia and Charles Darwin University, Australia

Design Thinking 2.0 for Curriculum Design and Development 
Eunice Sari, UX Indonesia, Indonesia and Charles Darwin University, Australia
Adi Tedjasaputra, CX Insight, Australia

11:40-11:55 Discussion
11:55-12:00 Closing