Design Thinking Fundamentals with RBC

In this 1-hour workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the design thinking process, and related tools and mindsets that can help you strengthen your ability to innovate. Design thinking is a vibrant methodology that supports creative problem-solving and working toward designing a better future. We invite you to join this session to learn an overview of the process from an RBC design thinking expert. Undergraduate and Graduate students from all faculties are welcome to register. 

This virtual workshop will be offered twice in the winter 2022 term: 

Tuesday, February 1, 12:30-1:30pm 

Wednesday, February 2, 12:30-1:30pm 

The workshop will be facilitated by Azadeh Houshmand, Director, Experience Design Strategy, Client Experience Design & Insights (CXDI), RBC. 

Want to build more design thinking skills in your career? Attendees will be invited to an exclusive RBC event to highlight summer opportunities that incorporate design thinking skills. February 4, 12:30-1:30pm. You may optionally sign up and learn more here

Western is committed to diversity and welcomes sign-up from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

Sign-up on Western Connect is now open. Questions? Contact Natalie Mathieson 



Azadeh Houshmand

Director, Experience Design Strategy, Client Experience Design & Insights (CXDI), RBC

Azadeh is part of the Experience Design Team where she creates journeys of discovery and innovation to help internal teams create experiences and strategies that are differentiating. As an innovation strategy consultant over the years, Azadeh helped numerous organizations from multiple industries including Health and Education, better understand their customers, reach new insights and create innovative solutions and strategies by using the Design Thinking and human centered design methodology. Azadeh is an MBA graduate from the Rotman School of Management in Toronto — specialized in Design Thinking, Innovation and Strategy with a background in marketing and branding, Psychology and Visual Arts.