About

Technology has reached a critical point compared to the generations before. Machines now possess new skills (Speaking, Hearing, Seeing, Understanding and answering) creating direct threats to the old ways of life and particularly to existing jobs. There will be disruption and inequality as machines replace process-oriented jobs across blue and white collar workers. Creative types, discoverers, innovators will be surviving in such a society.

We have to start learning creative thinking and problem-solving skills

The world has already started taking actions. New universities are being established just for the purpose of training the younger generation for jobs that are not yet invented.  To prepare Sri Lankan youth to face this challenge providently,  DT@SL is founded by Prof. Suranga Nanayakkara with the support from a pool of passionate individuals with a strong Design Thinking background.

What We Do

Our vision is to Nurture technically-grounded leaders, problem solvers, innovators and entrepreneurs to make a positive influence in serving societal needs.

DT@SL is currently on a mission to conduct face-to-face workshops to equip the youth in Sri Lanka with Design Thinking methods. These methods unlock a new dimension of thinking, which is proven to provides the basis for progress in a highly competitive space. Further, cultivating these refreshing concepts in minds of young adults, will not only ignite a transformative attitude change to unleash their potential, but also, will trigger a positive influence on the overall culture of the Sri Lankan society.

Experts Say

  • Creativity is not something that you are born with or you just have it, creativity can be coached. I have seen enough evidences of this during various Design Thinking workshops we conducted in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

    Prof. Suranga Nanayakkara, Head of Augmented Lab, The University of Auckland
  • Good design thinking was a key reason for Singapore’s successful journey from third world to first, and it will be critical in the country's future transformation, for it to remain an outstanding city in the world

    Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Leaders now look to innovation as a principal source of differentiation and competitive advantage; they would do well to incorporate design thinking into all phases of the process.