(Online) Design Thinking Awareness Sessions (Certificate)
Awareness Sessions aim to give you a deeper understanding of the added value Design Thinking and an innovative mindset can have for your organization. These Sessions can be tailored for large groups and can be conducted online as well as offline.
They are straightforward and can be accomplished under careful guidance from our expert Facilitators.
Early Bird Price
About the formats
Design Thinking could be a perfect fit to explore customer’s needs, encourage the power of creativity and evoke impactful ideas. We provide various types of Awareness Sessions on Design Thinking, in which participants can get acquainted with confidently applying this method to services and products thanks to our ‘learning-by-doing’ method. This will stimulate lots of energy and engagement among participants.
In order to stimulate collaboration, participants will be working in pairs or small teams. This not only provides the participants with a new skill set, but it also helps develop a human-centered way of working to drive innovation.
What you'll learn
We find that budgets shouldn’t be a limitation when it comes to Design Thinking and can therefore design tailormade Awareness Sessions for groups and individuals. Timeframes can vary from 90 minutes and go up to 3 to 4 hours. They are ideal for team-building activities or during an engaging afternoon in a conference setting.
The Airport Challenge, Paper Cup Challenge or The Sustainability Challenge
During this session, participants will experience the importance of empathy and research into the end-user within various Design Thinking processes. With a strong focus on the Double Diamond and more importantly, a focus on demonstrating how to implement the phases of DT into practice through short iterations.
The Engagement Session consists of a brief introduction to Design Thinking and how to efficiently bring DT into practice. Next, we will also share a relevant case study which we have carefully selected from a corresponding sector. The complete flow of the Engagement Session consists of the following aspects: we will start with a basic challenge introduction in which you will gain first-hand experience with the following tools; Stakeholder Mapping, Customer Journey Mapping, Opportunity Areas. Lastly, we will also include Energizers, Ideation on finding new service concepts, visualizing new service concepts, pitches and an official wrap up.
All programs can be customized to fit specific client needs and wishes. For example, a different case can be used as a starting point.
The ‘Think like a Start-up’ Game
This approach provides a design driven framework and process which can be used when building a value driven business. Participants will gain in-depth experience in how to align values with organizational models, culture, propositions, business models, customer values as well as goals.
Meet your coaches
Co-Owner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam
As co-owner of DT Academy, Tim 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 a Partner & Senior Facilitator at DT Academy. He is a driving force when it comes to facilitating teams, designing creative processes, and brainstorm sessions. He has an MA in Dutch Theatre, Film & Communications.
We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.