The opening of the Raiffeisen’s Design Thinking workshop

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich opens a workshop for design thinking in the Raiffeisen Innovation Center at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

Evolution Design was appointed by Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich to conceptualise and design a 620-square-meter innovation centre located at Johannes Kepler University in Linz. The first phase of the project, a thoughtfully designed 125-square-meter design thinking workshop, was officially opened on September 25th.

In alignment with the core principles of design thinking—identify and understand, observe, define, ideate, prototype, and test—the creative workshop has been meticulously crafted to establish an ecosystem that supports Raiffeisen’s team, clients and the young talents from the university in fostering collaboration and integrating creative thinking into business strategies.

Wolfgang Spitzeberger, head of the human resources department at Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, says: «The goal is to combine practical knowledge with innovation-oriented methods and round them off with scientific skills. Our offer is aimed at three groups: students, companies and institutes or professors.»

To facilitate a dynamic and adaptable utilization of the space, we have outfitted the room with lightweight and mobile furniture, stackable stools, whiteboards, and expansive screens. A dedicated crafting corner has been created to mimic an authentic garage, complete with practical shelving, toolboxes, and a tool-strewn wall.

In the upcoming phase of the project, we will finalize the construction of a prototype exhibition space, a lounge, a coffee point, and a collaborative workspace.


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