Course Description

5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course (Certificate)

This interactive online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course will equip you with the Design Thinking mindset, tools, and skills to kick-start bold innovation. You will be working virtually in classroom sessions, followed by group work on a human-centered challenge under live guidance from our skilled Facilitators.

Early Bird Price

€ 1.095,00 (limited)

Length

5 weeks

Language

English

Standard Price

€ 1.195,00

Involvement

2 hours per session

Course Type

Online

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About this course

With a combination of live classroom sessions, group assignments and homework you will gain practical knowledge and experience to apply Design Thinking in your daily work. The course consists out of 4 modules (8 sessions in total), focusing on the stages of Design Thinking: Discover, Define, Design, Deliver. Each week consists of interactive online classroom sessions, followed by group work.

A follow-up call will provide you with the opportunity to reconnect with one of your Facilitators to reflect on your experiences with implementing DT in your daily work. In small groups, together with your fellow alumni you can share your struggles and/or insights and once again learn from each other. A follow-up call will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the DT Fundamentals and ask final questions to your Facilitator. 

What you'll learn

This interactive online course will equip you with the Design Thinking mindset, tools and skills to kick-start bold innovation. You will be working virtually in classroom sessions, followed by group work on a human-centered challenge under live guidance from our skilled facilitators. We strongly believe in learning-by-doing. After completing the course, you will be able to apply Design Thinking immediately.

Onboarding. Welcome & Kick-off

Getting started online: Meet the team and familiarize yourself with the online tools so you're all set to get started.

Discover. Introduction & Research.

Introduction, Design Research, Mind Map, Stakeholder Map and Personas.

Define. Framing the problem.

Opportunity Areas, Customer Journey Map and Problem Statement.

Design. Ideation & Prototyping.

Ideation, Idea priority Map, Service Scenarios and Artefacts.

Deliver. Testing & Pitching.

Testing the pilot, Improving it, Pitch. Reflection and Personal Plan.

Meet your instructors

Our expert Facilitators will share their experience and tricks on how to incorporate Design Thinking into projects and organizations. This way, you can immediately implement Design Thinking within your daily working environment.

Alwin Put

Co-Founder DesignThinkers Academy Belgium

Alwin is specialized in Business Engineering and Marketing. He’s a creative Strategist and Facilitator in Design Thinking.

Jeroen van der Weide

Partner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Jeroen is Partner & Senior Facilitator, facilitating teams and designing creative processes and brainstorm sessions. HE has a MA in Dutch Theatre, Film & Communications

Tim Schuurman

Co-Owner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Co-owner at DT Academy, has extensive experience in designing and implementing concepts, holding a MBA & MSc in Business and Financial Management.

Yuen Yen Tsai

Senior Facilitator DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

She has extensive experience in helping ‘fixed’ mindsets in organizations become ‘growth’ mindsets using playfulness and creativity.

"This course is great if you want to jump-start Design Thinking. Enough information to start doing, enough inspiration to continue learning."

Mathieu Desschuyter, Nova Reperta

Certificate

After successful completion of the 5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals course, participants are awarded a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement of becoming a true Design Thinker. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.

COVID-19 Protocol

At DesignThinkers Academy, we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. For this reason, participants interested in joining us at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam are more than welcome, if you are able to provide:
A) Digital COVID Certificate (QR code);
B) Proof of a negative PCR-test, within 24 hours of the first day of training;
C) Proof that you recovered from COVID-19 less than 6 months ago.

If a participant cannot comply with the above mentioned requirements, they will not be able to participate in the course. Our goal is to create a safe environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity and allow all participants and facilitators to feel comfortable.

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