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SMARTSessions: Design Thinking For Facilitators – Armidale

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SMARTSessions: Creative – Design Thinking For Facilitators


Design Thinking is a process for creative problem solving with a human-centered core. Within our RISE and Agmentation events at the SMART Region Incubator, we like to have our facilitators experienced and knowledgeable about Design Thinking to help our problem solvers get the most out of the event experience.

Come and learn from Peter Rasmussen for:

  • A refresher on introduction to Design Thinking; and design thinking strategies for RISE and Agmentation
  • Recognising personality types/audience types in agricultural and rural enterprises
  • Looking at mindsets to build empathy
  • Introduction to Systems Thinking – being able to navigate complexity
  • Getting to the heart of defining the problem – how to help establish the right questions such as “how might we…?”

Limited to 15 Spaces per workshop

About Peter

Peter has experienced a varied career across public and private enterprises both in Australia and internationally. In most of his business life, he has worked in international markets in one form or another through market strategy, manufacturing and supply chain management or with business development and investment focus. Peter’s market experience spans South East Asia, China and Japan, Western Europe, USA and parts of South America.

Over recent years having returned from living overseas Peter has provided consulting support in several capacities within the education sector both at University and vocational education institutions. This has been predominantly in marketing and business development but also working on strategic projects including learning space design and infrastructure planning.

Most recently, Peter joined Practical Systems, a New England based business providing solutions in small to medium, agribusiness enterprises. Peter was recently appointed CEO of Practical Systems with the aim of expanding the company’s presence and offerings in meaningful agricultural technologies.

Peter’s passion is design and its role not only in making useful and beautiful things but in business process improvement as well as in the field of social policy development.  He has undertaken study programs at Stanford University’s d.school and with IDEO in Design Thinking and customer experience design and is an active adherent of Design Thinking principles especially in capturing the ‘voice of the customer’ in business process design. Peter is currently active in applying Design Thinking to problems associated with building livestock intelligence to support on-farm operational decision making.

9 am – 12 pm
Wednesday 17th July
UNE SRI Armidale
W42 – Trevenna Rd, Armidale


UNE SMART Region Incubator Armidale
Trevenna Road
Armidale, NSW 2350 Australia
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