Hugo Gonçalves

Empathy is one of the first stages of Design Thinking, where we deliberately do our best to understand people’s pains & gains. Those will prompt insights and points of view that will trigger the process of ideation and imagining new possibilities.

But for us to be aware of Others, we need to be aware of Ourselves – how we function as professionals, what are our resources and gaps and how they can be synchronized for our development as professionals.

A Design Thinker is a facilitator, a motivator, and a mediator of ideas, emotions, perspectives, and beliefs. For that, we need all the Awareness about Ourselves we can get in order to fulfill the roles described above.

That will be the Purpose of Hugo’s Breakout Session at Design Thinking Conference, called “The Inner Empathy”!