Course Description

3-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course

South Africa

This interactive online 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 Cape Town location, where we can safely welcome a limited amount of participants for some hands-on, learning-by-doing fun. Contact us at SouthAfrica@designthinkersacademy.com to learn more.

PROGRAM

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 classrooms 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.

Certificate

After successful completion of the 5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals course, participants are awarded with 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.

KEY BENEFITS

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.

OUR APPROACH

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.

"This course is great if you want to jump-start Design Thinking. Enough information to start doing, enough inspiration to continue learning."

Mathieu Desschuyter, Nova Reperta

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

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.

Robert Bloom, is a senior facilitator focused on stimulating creative leadership and innovation ecosystems within organisational environments. Robert strives to help organisations find new opportunities that drive market leadership. He has worked with multiple listed companies, agencies and government services around the globe. Robert is the founding partner of DesignThinkers Group and DesignThinkers Academy South Africa

Pedro Janeiro: Design Thinker fascinated about how Design, Networking and New technologies are contributing to a major redefinition of services and companies. Pedro is the founding partner of DesignThinkers Group Portugal and works on global accounts with an excellent command of English.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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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.

Tickets

At the moment this course is not offered by this hub. Please contact us if you’re interested or check out our Global DTA website for more courses provided by DesignThinkers Academy!