Certified Design Thinking for Innovation CDTI

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.

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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


  • 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
Design Thinking and prototype testing
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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 movement that has surged to prominence because it allows teams to research and design solutions that are customer-centric in nature by focusing on needs, expectations, and emotional insights. Rather than aiming at the creation of a perfect 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 in the white space of 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

Design Thinking offers multiple opportunities to validate ideas and solutions with customers, and correct the path if necessary. From this point of view, Design Thinking is complementary to Agile and Product Management practices.

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


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