Frequently asked questions
On this page we try to answer as many questions as possible. If your question is still unanswered, please feel free to contact us here.
HAVE STRICT COVID-19 MEASURES BEEN IMPLEMENTED?
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 email@example.com.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHILE ATTENDING OUR WORKSHOPS?
DesignThinkers Academy workshops provide an exceptional experience that’s hands-on, engaging and entertaining. Our workshops offer interactive presentations by our skilled facilitators and you will work in teams in a Learning-By-Doing and co-creation environment.
WHO ARE THE WORKSHOPS INTENDED FOR?
We welcome anyone who wants to accelerate innovation within their organization and learn about Design Thinking. Job titles we often see include: product managers, designers, researchers, user experience professionals, marketers, consultants, engineers and educators & learning professionals.
WHAT WILL YOU GET IN RETURN?
Expert insights based on real-life scenarios;
A common language for problem solving;
Hands-on practice to deepen new skills;
Guidance on how to implement new ways of working into your workplace;
All our tools and canvases;
WHAT ORGANIZATIONS BENEFIT FROM OUR WORKSHOPS?
Our public workshops typically draw a lively mix of people from business, non-profit, government and education sectors, all eager to be more innovative.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring your curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm for learning a new way of working. We supply the rest (including a delicious and nutritional lunch as well as refreshments throughout the entire day).
WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO REACH DTA AMSTERDAM?
From Amsterdam Central Station, you can take the following trams to Westermarkt: Trams 13 & 17 and then walk approximately 5 minutes to our DTA studio. Please refer to Google Maps for the exact location of our studio.
From Amsterdam Central Station you can also walk approximately 20 minutes to our DTA studio.
Please note that it is not possible to park directly in front of our DTA studio. We suggest the following nearby options: Q-Park Europarking which is approximately a 13 minute walk or Q-Park de Bijenkorf which is approximately a 12 minute walk.
WHAT TIMES DOES THE COURSE START AND END?
The courses begin at 09:00 and end around 17:30.
WHAT ARE THE CLOSEST HOTELS TO THE STUDIO?
We recommend the following hotels, all very centrally located and in different price ranges:
The Hoxton Amsterdam
Hotel de Hallen
The Conscious Hotels Museum Square & The Tire Station
WHAT DOES THE FREELANCE DISCOUNT ENTAIL?
Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations. If you have any other questions regarding the discount related to a specific course or its ticketing, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PAY BY CREDITCARD?
Yes, it is possible to pay by credit card. Please mention that you would like to pay by credit card in the comment box in the registration form when signing up and we will make sure to add a PayPal link.
WHAT IS THE COURSE LANGUAGE? IS THERE A DUTCH VERSION?
The courses are in English although we also offer specific dutch courses. You can click here for more information regarding our Dutch courses.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FUNDAMENTALS AND THE FACILITATION?
The 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course is designed for people who already have grounded knowledge regarding the Design Thinking method. Without knowledge about the tools and the method it’s not recommended to follow this specific course. Whereas, the 2-Day DT Fundamentals Course will give you a basic understanding of the Design Thinking principles, key tools & terminology.
Would you like to have support in making the decision of which course to follow? Please reach out to the support team, we will be more than happy to guide you.