Streamline your innovative processes and create better products or more efficient workflows with Design Thinking.
With Design Thinking you can structure and optimize the innovative processes in your organisation and isolate/identify potential challenges and problems faster, find the right solution, and test them in practice. It offers you a competitive advantage, regardless of whether your goal is to further develop a product, a service or to create more optimal processes in your organisation. Design Thinking, as a method, is a perfect match for Agile / Scrum, GVSprint and Scaled Agile, but it is also compatible with more traditional development models such as Stage-Gate and the Waterfall model.
During the course you will get a hands-on introduction to Design Thinking and a deep understanding of how you can use the right methods to systematise the innovation process in specific contextualised frames. You will also get insights in how to manage innovation processes and implement design thinking initiatives, in your organisation.
The toolbox for design thinking supports you in completing the individual phases and activities in a design process. The tools have many forms, but typically contain a combination of templates and instructions on how and under what conditions they should be used. During the course, we especially addressing:
Prior knowledge of Design Thinking is not required for taking this course, and it is therefore relevant for anyone who wants to improve the structure of the innovative processes in their own organization. For example:
The purpose of the course is to enable you to start applying Design Thinking in your own organization. The teaching is organized so that you get a theoretical understanding of Design Thinking, and a practical introduction to how it can be implemented in the development of new products/services or more efficient workflows in your company.
The course is based on flipped learning and case-based teaching. Thus, before the course you get a detailed case description and a set of design thinking tool cards. In this way, the facetime in the course can focus on practical application and the Design Thinking, besides reflection on theory, method, analysis and practice. The course follows four steps:
(self-study for 2-3 hours):
You will receive preparatory course material, consisting of a detailed case description and a set of Design Thinking tool cards.
Introduction to Design Thinking and the tools and implementation of a full design process.
After module 1, the participants must prepare a home assignment that consists of developing, planning and implementing Design Thinking in their own company. The homework must be presented in module 2.
Learning about the implementation, adaptation and management of Design Thinking in various practical contexts and presentation of the participants' training assignment.