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Design Thinking training

Learn how to spark innovation for new and existing products with Design Thinking

Design Thinking offers an iterative cycle of ideation and validation, whose goal is to design solutions that meet the customer’s needs. Our training programs in Design Thinking are highly experiential and interactive, leaving you empowered in your ability to apply Design Thinking to any project.

Design Thinking and prototype testing


Course length: 2 to 3 days
Format: Delivered on premise at your office or virtual with live instructor.
Class size: 8-24 participants
Certification: Certified Design Thinking for Innovation CDTI

This class is based on the certification program by Spark Engine.

Spark Engine CDTI

Certified Design Thinking for Innovation (CDTI)

Taught over the course of multiple days – between 2 and 3 – the class takes participants through a hands-on learning experience where they apply Design Thinking principles and design a solution to a problem. This class can be designed for a cross-functional team and applied to a real-life problem.

We have applied Design Thinking to solve real problems and design innovative products, we have taught other teams how to do the same, and we have used Design Thinking as the background activity in team-building events and exercises. Our instructors bring real-life experience in applying Design Thinking and use their expertise to create an exciting and effective learning experience.

Design Thinking is a set of practices that allow teams to research and design solutions that are customer-centric in nature by focusing on needs, expectations, and pain points. Rather than aiming at the creation of an imaginary solution based on a list of requirements, Design Thinking offers an iterative cycle of ideation and validation, whose goal is to design solutions that meet the customer’s needs. It works best to drive product innovation where a clear solution is not available, and sometimes the customer problem may not be fully defined.

“Design thinking is a method for practical, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions. It is a form of solution-based, or solution-focused thinking with the intent of producing a constructive future result. By considering both present and future conditions and parameters of the problem, several alternative solutions may be explored.” – Wikipedia

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Design Thinking principles
  • Empathy interviews and observations
  • Problem statement definition and How Might We
  • Solution ideation
  • Ideation techniques and creative prompts
  • Prototype building
  • Testing and validation

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We also offer training programs in Product Management and Innovation.