The D:Lab organized its annual D:Lab Mobile Summer Presentation and Hangout at InnoHub, East Legon last Friday 14th July, 2017 . Students shared insights and wonderful thoughts on the projects they are working on this summer.
The event space was sponsored by InnoHub, a Business Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform that helps SMEs with high growth and high impact potential to become investment ready, sustainable, and scalable in order to achieve profitability and social impact. Learn more about InnoHub here. We had the CEO of InnoHub, Nelson Amo grace the occasion.
What? D:Lab Mobile Summer Presentation and Hangout
When? Friday, July 14th 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm
Where? InnoHub, East Legon.
Kindly find some pictures below:
CEO of InnoHub (Nelson Amo) sharing some thoughts on Entrepreneurship before the presentations started.
Nana Asomani ’20 and Nene Abayateye ’20 sharing how their team is building a vein finder equipment to help locate the vein with GN Electronics
Victor Hazel ’19 and Joseph Pobee-Brown ’19 share how their team is developing a respiratory tract infection diagnosing device.
Carl Agbenyega ’15 sharing how his team is exploring blockchain technology in the agriculture sector.
Kevin de Youngster ’20 sharing how his team is creating an innovative design entailing the use of ephemeral unique architectural structures to help individuals own their space and express themselves fully through them.
Over the summer break, the D:Lab had several students use design thinking to innovate and co-create with organizations and companies such as Vodafone, Casa Trassaco, Café Kwae, Burro Brand, GN Electronics and our very own university Ashesi. This event was organised to get a sense of progress and the way forward for each of these projects.
What? – D:Lab Mobile Summer Projects Update Session
When? – Wednesday 12th October 2016
Time? – 2:40 – 4:10pm
Where? – McNulty Foundation Design Lab, King Engineering Building 102.
Audrey S-Darko, presented on her team’s progress with the Cafe Kwae Use Experience projects and how she looks forward to ending the project with a market strategy proposal that her team will present to the manager of Cafe Kwae. Kelvin Dogbetse detailed his team’s progress on exploring and improving employee productivity of Tradeworks. His team hopes to continue research work, however, the future of this project hinges on their availability outside school work; possibility during school breaks.
Aisha Jallow and Purity Musau, who worked on the Ashesi Fundamentals of Design and Entrepreneurship (FDE) Research project which centred on developing tools (templates etc.) for helping students visualize things in cleaner, more professional and more engaging ways such as developing hieroglyphic-mnemonic devices to help students remember the design thinking process and methods. They presented a few of their findings and how these finding will influence future FDE classes. The D:Lab Coordinators also presented on the state of other projects.
Starting off from Impact Hub Accra, the second stop of the Ashesi D:Lab Mobile was at the McNulty Design Lab, King Engineering Building on the Ashesi University Campus. The event took place on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
The D:Lab in partnership with the Ashesi Venture Accelerator (AVA), featured Lysanne
Denneboom, the Managing Director of Fundraising Africa, who gave a presentation about new and innovative ways to raise money online for things people care about. Her presentation explained the essence of crowdfunding and how it can be used to make ideas reality through running successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Student teams presented 5-minute updates on the progress made and challenges they face while working on their respective design thinking projects this summer. Teams also interacted on ways they could improve their design processes for their respective projects.
Event Coordinators: Theodore Philip Asare, Carl Agbenyega
Media Production: Cybil Mupazviriwo