The ‘Design Thinking’ Process Will Ensure You’re Not Replaced By A Robot

The soon-to-be extremely employable participants of Telstra’s Imaginarium are currently receiving quite the education – an education that’s guaranteeing they’ll never be replaced by those meddling robots *shakes fist at cloud*. We’ve got to admit that they deserve it though. Go check out the great stuff they’ve been doing HERE and vote for which group you think is the most killer. 
We know computers/machines/robots are capable of doing a heap of crap – we use them daily to streamline all the monotonous BS we ceebs doing – so it came as no surprise when ~academics~, and the like, informed us they’ll replace a fat chunk of jobs in the not-so-distant future.  
Yes, most of you are replaceable, and most of you are genuinely screwed. Sorry about it. 
However, a glimmer of hope is just visible on the horizon. 
Robots/machines, thankfully, can’t yet replicate human creativity, and if they’re ever able to, it’s unlikely we’ll still be around for it be an issue. 
A lot of v-important institutions and businesses have been all like, ‘how you doin’ toward this thing called design thinking. We’re aware that it doesn’t sound all that groundbreaking, but bare with us for a moment, it’s going to ensure you still have a job in 15 years time.  
Design thinking is a creative method that uses scientific principles to create a solution to a clearly defined/proven problem. 
It’s essentially a new way of doing business (in any industry) that focuses on the customer, and odds are it’ll become standardised across most large businesses within the next decade. Best of all, Dima, one of the participants in Telstra’s Imaginarium, has shared that the creativity needed for the design thinking process can’t be replicated by a machine – that’s good news for you guys. Yay to potential future employment.  
“It’s a way of thinking, it’s a way of analysing that’s applicable to any business or an industry,” says Dima of Team Evolve.  
“The whole thing’s been a roller coaster – in the six weeks we’ve been here we’ve done more than you would in three years of uni.”
His biggest teaching has been a relatively simple one.
“It’s a very big thing to learn how to fail.” 

Ben, the spokesperson for his group Good Company, explained how design thinking is going to give them all a big jump-start in their careers.
“Being taught design thinking, and being able to tap into that creative side – to look at things from a different perspective – will hold true in our future careers.”
“The skills that we’re learning are so transferable to business, or anything really.”
“No matter what we come up with, it’ll address the problem that we validated and know exists.”
 “Making a business isn’t a huge, unrealistic thing anymore – you just follow the process, step-by-step,” says Tom from Face To Face. 
His group has been exploring the gap between teachers and parents and how there’s little to no dialogue between them (unless you’ve been a naughty lil’ bastard). They stumbled across it when brainstorming the issue of confidence amongst ~the youth~.
“We came to this realisation that once you’ve already developed this sense of self-awareness and all your personality and social skills, you’ve learnt so much – it’s very hard to then address that issue. So, we kind of came up with this galvanising expression ‘if you want to create lasting social change then you have to start from the beginning.’”
The design process allowed them to realise that once a kid is teenager, it’s all over Red-Rover. 
Don’t forget to vote for which group you think will #slayit the most by visiting the site HERE.