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 of our skilled Facilitators. We strongly believe in ‘learning-by-doing’. After the course, you will be able to apply Design Thinking right away.
The Design Thinking Fundamentals Course is also available in our Amsterdam Studio, where we can safely welcome a limited amount of participants for some hands-on and ‘learning-by-doing’ fun. Click here to learn more.
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.
Focus on how to implement Design Thinking in your daily work;
Live and personal guidance from our expert Facilitators;
Learn to empathize with your customers and improve your proposition and strategy;
Develop your creative problem-solving skills and innovation mindset;
Boost co-creation and innovation while working remotely.
"This course is great if you want to jump-start Design Thinking. Enough information to start doing, enough inspiration to continue learning."
Over a 5-week period, you will meet with your fellow participants and coaches in 2-hour online classroom sessions. We strongly believe in learning-by-doing. A major part of this online course consists of hands-on work on a general case using the different Design Thinking tools.
You will work in co-creation to learn from each other and incorporate the knowledge and skills of participants from diverse backgrounds and industries. Our expert facilitators will teach you how to use empathy when envisioning future scenarios of service for your end-users.
Teams from different industries who want to lead innovation;
Individuals e.g. HR, IT, Marketing looking for new tools to structure innovation and collaboration;
Professionals who want to stretch their creative problem-solving skills;
Managers who want to discover what Design Thinking can offer their team.
FACILITATORS & COACHES
You will be guided through the Online Course by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks to guide you on this online learning journey how to implement it within your working environment.
Tim Schuurman is Co-Owner and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Tim is a motivated and energetic Senior acilitator within Business Strategy, Change Management and Design Thinking.
Jeroen van der Weide is a Partner and a creative-minded Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Jeroen is specialized in developing Creative Climates in organizations and helping people find solutions for business problems.
Alwin Put is Co-Founder of DesignThinkers Academy Belgium. Alwin is specialized in Business Engineering and Marketing. He’s a creative Strategist and Facilitator in Design Thinking.
Yuen Yen Tsai is Senior Facilitator with extensive experience in helping ‘fixed’ mindsets in organizations become ‘growth’ mindsets using playfulness and creativity.
Adela Cristea Is Co-founder and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Eastern Europe. She is an experienced business consultant teaching entrepreneurship and leadership within corporate environments.
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.
We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.