The theme in 2018 his year’s was again Design-Thinking for Social Change. The event, held at Ansal School of Design on Friday, 2nd November and Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, witnessed wide scale participation from over 180 delegates from across the nation. Fifteen schools presented out-of-box innovative Design-Thinking projects and were peer-evaluated based on the rubrics provided to them.

On November 1, 2018, a number of leading educationists from India and abroad met at the Ansal School of Design to form a cohort of visionaries in the field of technology and design in education. This Think-Tank was a signature event to launch the fifth edition of the Educational Technology Summit.


Witnessing the grand success of the last three Educational Technology Summits in New Delhi and owing to the great demand of last year’s theme, this year’s theme was the same as last year’s- Design-Thinking for Social Change. The event, held at WWF-India on Saturday, December 16th, witnessed wide scale participation from over 150 delegates from across the nation. 13 schools presented out-of-box innovative Design-Thinking projects and were peer-evaluated based on the rubrics provided to them. The students were required to judge the projects basis these design thinking elements (empathy, idea, prototype, story- telling, teamwork, etc.), innovation, impact / potential and creativity.


In 2016, the primary focus of the Summit was to give students an understanding of the design-thinking cycle, through a practical programme. The participating students were encouraged to solve real-world authentic problems by innovative design thinking. They documented their progress, as they followed the design cycle, to arrive at a feasible solution. They then implemented the solution; and evaluated it, following thorough testing.


Design-Thinking Workshops

Design thinking relies on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that have emotional meaning as well as functionality, to express ourselves in media other than words or symbols. We need students to think about real and authentic challenges in the world today. We need them to think about the challenges that we face as individuals and society as a whole; also global challenges of health, poverty and education. The students have to be encouraged to think of developing new strategies that result in differences that matter. This workshop provides tools for visualisation and applying design-thinking methodology to specific challenges. Teaching students empathy during the process helps identify these challenges.

Workshop Highlights:

  1. Implementing design thinking processes and tools to drive innovation
  2. Understanding the role of people in successful design thinking
  3. Transitioning through the phases of inspiration, ideation, and implementation
  4. Using tools like visualisation, mapping, and storytelling to create and present
  5. Applying the design thinking methodology to specific challenges
  6. Testing, refining, and improving new ideas, models, and processes

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A trendsetting event of its kind in the country, Mahattattva’s Annual Summit on Educational Technology is a platform for an invited audience of School Principals, administrators, and students; as well as a wide spectrum of EdTech service providers from across India. The first Educational Technology Summit in 2014, Leading Change in Changing Times

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