Creative Knowledge: "Design Thinking & Solving"

Creative Knowledge: "Design Thinking & Solving"



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Course Overview

Design Principles: A Design Thinking and Solving Workshop

Course Description

We dwell in a designed world. Almost everything around us is constructed thereby making the environments we live in manufactured ones. Therefore one can say that we are all inherently designers. Yet what is the essence of design? What are its underlying principles and how does design differ from the arts? Whether you are interested in architecture, interior design, product design or landscape, this workshop aims to introduce the basic principles of design thinking and solving. A series of short lectures will precede engaging exercises that challenge the mind and introduce new methods of abstract thinking. You will learn how to develop concepts, identifying problems that you will begin to answer with various design solutions and pushing the limits of creativity by setting parameters.

The workshop is open to all backgrounds and anyone aged 16 and older.

Instructor Background and Qualifications

Shahab is currently a faculty member teaching design & theory of architecture & landscape at Kuwait University College of Architecture. He earned his Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design & prior dual Bachelors in Architecture & Fine Arts from RISD. He also is Co-Managing Director at Inmaginative Ltd (, a leading consultancy firm catering for individuals interested in pursuing degrees in design gain admission to top institutions in the US. He is planning on advancing his studies & earning a PhD in urban planning. He truly believes in the agency design holds in empowering & advancing society. His dream is to establish an art & design institution in the Gulf, the first of its kind in providing a platform that facilitates the pedagogy of innovation & design solution through experimentation, process & collective thinking.

Contact Details

Shahab Al-Bahar

Phone Number: +965 9660-0787​⁠​

Email: [email protected]

Workshop Fee is non-refundable

Material costs is included in the workshop fee

Strategic Partners: Dawrat & Sirdab Lab

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