4th Annual Computing Day
The Business Computing Department at P.A. College successfully organised the 4th Annual Computing Day on Tuesday the 24th of April, 2018. The purpose of the Computing Day is to expand students’ knowledge and understanding regarding the multitude of application areas to which the field of Computer Science contributes.
This year’s Computing Day included an interdisciplinary workshop and students had the opportunity to attend a seminar by an Erasmus+ visiting lecturer. The main theme of the workshop was ‘Design Thinking’. The central idea of the workshop was that ‘design is a way of thinking’ and that design thinking can be applied to find innovative solutions to business, commercial, social, environmental and other contemporary problems. During the workshop students were informed about various real-life projects on which design thinking has been successfully applied to “integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success” (Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO). Design thinking involves moving iteratively through the phases of empathising with the users, defining the problem, ideating, prototyping, and testing.