Insights From the Real World: 3 Days With Telia Norway’s Innovation Lab

Seeking out business leaders I find fascinating has certainly broadened my perspective. I wish to diminish the gap between students and the business sector by sharing my insights, and inspiring students to do the same.

“Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success”

- Tim Brown

Some of you may have heard all about it, and some of you may not. But let me tell you something fascinating about this methodology: it is actually a superb tool to develop one’s emotional intelligence. This could be perfect for students, and it is something Connie Liu from MIT already has begun to test with her initiative “Project Invent”. Through this, Connie and her team tailor programs to educate high schoolers to impact their communities through invention. And one of the most prioritized subjects is design thinking, and the students love it. This methodology has endless possibilities, maybe you should try it out on your next research project?

  • The Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mixed Reality
Yep. Mixed reality will definitely be something awesome.
It’s not easy. He has been sitting there thinking since the 1900s.



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Vardnan Sivarajah

Striving to master the intersection of business, design, and technology.