What is design thinking and how can it help us build a better world? This 2-3 October, join the Adobe x WDCD Design Thinking Lab — a two-day workshop putting design thinking to work in the fight against waste and consumerism.

Expect hands-on sessions over Zoom, moving from design thinking basics to prototyping new imaginative solutions for a circular future. You’ll collaborate with fellow young creatives, dreamers and entrepreneurs interested in redesigning our relationship with waste. Drawing on the design thinking toolkit, participants will learn how to prototype imaginative solutions in Adobe XD that could propel us towards a circular future.

Guiding the group as they move from ideation to implementation will be Patricia Reiners, a Berlin-based UI/UX-Designer who is passionate about creating products and services for tomorrow’s users. Patricia also hosts the Future of UX, a podcast exploring the shifting landscape of technology and digital design. Joining her is Franziska Parschau, who leads Adobe’s creative community and Creative Residency Program in Germany. Adobe’s online community will be available for help and feedback during the workshop.



Taking place online, the first day begins with a plenary introduction to the key principles of design thinking. After this, you’ll explore how these methods can transform your impact as a creative, and be applied to complex problems like waste and its enormous impact on climate change.

Working in small and committed teams, participants will tinker and test their way through questions like: How can we imagine new narratives that go beyond endless production and consumption? How can we encourage people to buy less, repair often, or share more? Could design help to restore our relationship with nature, and our relationship with things?

In the final session, participants will get the opportunity to present their freshly-minted ideas and prototypes to a room of industry experts and like-minded creatives. And add a great project to their creative portfolio afterward.


The Adobe x WDCD Design Thinking Lab is an online event running from 2-3 October 2021. Please make sure you’ll be available on both days, as you’ll work together in a committed team. Both sessions will take place over Zoom from 10am – 3pm CET. All creatives are welcome, and knowledge of UI/UX Design or Adobe apps is not required.

Registration is for free and open until 23 September 2021.