First day

9:00 Opening Session I  
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Analyzing the problem: How may we foster a constructive public debate in Indonesia?
11:30 Lunch
13:30 Introduction to Human-Centered Design – Finding the right questions to be answered
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 How do people engage in public dialog? Exploring people’s information and communication needs
17:00 Debrief & end of session I

Second day

9:00 Assuming the users’ perspective part I: Towards new approaches for engaging the public  
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Assuming the users’ perspective part II: Towards new approaches for engaging the public
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Ideate: Generating project ideas
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Discussing the results. Closing ceremony.
17:00 End of session

The rise of disinformation (hoax, gossip, and information that tends to certain political choices) has an impact on polarization in society. Not only in Indonesia, but also in many countries in the world. This thing is getting bigger when the election more close in April 2019.

Within this framework, DW Akademie, a leading media development organization in Germany, explores various ways media involvement with other stakeholders such as civil society, technology and government in order to develop creative approaches to strengthen positive public discussion.

In collaboration with the Perhimpunan Pengembangan Media Nusantar (PPMN), we would like to invite you to attend a collaborative and creative workshop in developing thought designs to answer questions related to the creation of healthy public discussions.

Together with a variety of creative local thoughts from various backgrounds (coders, designers, journalists, media practitioners, technologists, start-ups, cyber security, activists and digital rights organizations, government and other civil society organizations) you will participate in a process of developing project ideas that make it possible to answer the various challenges and questions above.

This workshop will be held on Jakarta and Makassar


Using elements of thought design, participants will:

  • Experience the way the thought plan method is implemented to develop a creative mindset.
  • Exploring new approaches to overcoming polarization
  • Counsel and create prototypes to overcome various real-world challenges in Indonesian society
  • Looking for new inspiration for upcoming projects

Because human-centered design plays an important role in IdeaLab and maybe you have a different understanding of this concept, please find more information below:

Human-centered design is a process of creative approach to problem solving. This is a process that starts with the people you plan to end with a solution that is tailor made to suit their needs. Human-centered design is about building a deep empathy with the people who will undergo the program, generating a lot of thought; building prototypes, sharing what you have made with people who will accept this design; and finally bring your newfound innovation to the world. A short video about the explanation of human centered design:


Announcement 15 Feb 2019
Invitation to participant 18 – 28 Feb 2019
Participant selected announcement 2 March 2019
Workshop in Jakarta 8-9 March 2019
Workshop in Makassar 11-12 March 2019
Event Close