Frequently asked questions
On this FAQ page, we try to answer as many questions as possible. If your question is still unanswered, please feel free to contact us here.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO ATTEND OUR WORKSHOPS?
DesignThinkers Academy workshops provide an exceptional experience that’s hands-on, engaging and entertaining. Our workshops offer interactive presentations by our skilled coaches and you will work in teams in a Learning-By-Doing and co-creation environment.
WHO ARE THE WORKSHOPS 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?
Expert instruction built on real-life scenarios;
A common language for problem solving;
Hands-on practice to deepen new skills;
Guidance on how to bring a new way 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, 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 breakfast and luch).
WHAT TIMES DOES THE COURSE START AND END?
The courses begin at 09:00 and end around 17:30.
WHAT ARE THE HOTEL SUGGESTIONS NEARBY 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 IS THE FREELANCE DISCOUNT?
Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations. If you have any other questions regarding this course or its ticketing, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I PAY BY CREDITCARD?
Yes, it is possible to pay by credit card. Please mention you would like to pay by credit card in the comment box on the registration form and we will make sure to add a PayPal link.
WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE COURSE? IS THERE A DUTCH EDITION?
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?
To participate in our 02-Day DT Facilitation Course we expect you to have a basic understanding of the Design Thinking principles, key tools & terminology. Our 02-Day DT Fundamentals Course or our 05-Day DT Global Bootcamp we will give you this knowledge and are a great way to get to know a basic understanding of Design Thinking.
Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.
Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.
The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.