Course Description

5-Day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp Week Training (Certificate)

The 5-day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp provides a unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognized and highly experienced Service Design & Design Thinking practitioners. Under the guidance of our seasoned facilitators, familiarize yourself with the divergent/convergent model of the Double Diamond, and solidify your new Design Thinking mindset by practicing on a real-life project.

Early Bird Price

€ 2.950,00


Reading + Miro board



Standard Price

€ 3.250,00


5 days, 8 hours a day

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About this course

During this intensive, high-paced 5-day program, explore the path of the Double Diamond: from Discover, to Define, to Design, and to Deliver. Along the way, you will be incorporating various skills and tools according to the different phases, such as Research, Stakeholder Mapping and Persona Building (Discover phase), Customer Journey Mapping, Reframing Challenge and Ideation (Define phase), Prototyping, Testing and Implementation (Design phase) and how to process feedback iteratively (Deliver phase). Moreover, you can understand personal areas of development, as we invite experts from theoretical and business standpoints to accompany you in your learning. You will also be able to validate your solution with seasoned practitioners and understand the true impact of your project through this robust program.  

At the end of the Bootcamp Week, you will be able to empathize and understand end-users better. You will also be able to create an innovation process driven by fast iterations. Past participants of this program include service designers, heads of innovation, business consultants, product owners, etc. Pamela Caillens, one of the Bootcamp participants from ​​Cartier International SNC., put it best when she said, “The DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp was a real transformation. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to understand what Design Thinking is all about”.

What you'll learn

Together with our internationally recognized coaches, Facilitators and experts, you will find solutions to the challenges of applying and facilitating this new way of working in your organization and convincing your sponsors and team members.


Welcome & Introductions
Team dynamics
Meet the challenge owner


Introduction & Research
Masterclass Research
Briefing, Sense making
Persona Building


Framing & Ideation
Masterclass Opportunities
Customer Journey Map
Reframing, Ideation


Prototyping & Pitching
Masterclass Business
Testing prototypes


Reflect & Ceremony
Masterclass Apply DT
Personal reflection

Participant profile

This course is designed for:

Managers or Team Leaders...

...seeking to develop and integrate cutting edge creative practices into their business processes and corporate culture

Young Professionals (individuals)...

…who want to get a profound understanding how to use human-centered innovation methods in their daily work

Executives or Decision Makers...

...seeking to apply Service Design Thinking in their daily work. Looking to strengthen their ability to lead innovation and enhance the organisations innovation capability

Government Policy Makers…

...who want to gain key insights into the implementation of Design Thinking

No previous experience or knowledge required

Homework: 1 hrs preparation & personal introduction Miro board

Meet your coaches

You will be guided through the Bootcamp by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks on how to implement it within your working environment.

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.

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

David Kester

Managing Partner DesignThinkers Academy London

He advises on complex innovation and design projects with industry and national governments. David worked for over 25 years in the creative industries and is former Chief Executive of the UK Design Council.

Els Dragt

Trend Researcher, Trainer & Lecturer Studio Elsewhere

She is a Researcher, Trainer and published Author with over fifteen years of experience in human-centered and qualitative research. As a lecturer, she shares her research expertise with students and fellow professionals around the globe.

Thomas de Bresser

Senior Facilitator DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Thomas is one of our main experts taking pride in guiding you through a structured design approach and establish a new way of working to sustain innovation.

Christof Zürn

Senior Facilitator DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

He is working in the sweet spot of business, people and technology with a hands-on mentality. He focuses on overall brand experience and innovation. He has a lot of experience in branding, digitalization, Service Design, Design Thinking and he developed a new methodology called Music Thinking.

Nina Maldonado

Agile Transformation & Digital Innovation Manager AkzoNobel

She has with a strong eye for Innovation who dares to look beyond current challenges to help organizations transform and achieve long-lasting change. She helps organizations create an innovative culture, building innovation & digital capabilities and facilitating the integration of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile across teams.


After successful completion of the 5-Day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp Week, 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 seriously when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. Therefore, please have a look at our new COVID regulations for our in-person training, in compliance with the COVID-19 safety measures of the Dutch government:

  • As of February 25, 2022, we can welcome you to our studio without a demonstration of a Digital COVID Certificate or QR code. However, we do highly encourage you to do a self-test before coming to the studio.
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID or have COVID-related symptoms, we kindly ask you to contact us so we can rebook your ticket.
  • During the training days, it is no longer mandatory to keep a 1,5-meter distance or wear face masks. However, you are free to continue these practices if they make you feel more comfortable during the in-person sessions.

Our goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity for both participants and facilitators. Should you have any questions about our protocol or your personal situation, please reach out to us via +31 0 20 471 00 70 or

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5-Day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp Week Training (Certificate)


5-Day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp Week Training (Certificate)


5-Day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp Week Training (Certificate)

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Tailor-made coaching around your challenge

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