Design Thinking is a methodology used increasingly by business organisations to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for their clients. It is data-driven and draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the user (client/customer).
Top global companies have been using Design Thinking techniques for years to innovate and put themselves ahead of the competition. Companies such as Apple, Disney, P&G, and Netflix are reportedly doing 211% better on the S&P compared to companies who are not using Design Thinking.
Learn how your company can also innovate in this fun and interactive Fundamentals of Design Thinking workshop. Gain a practical understanding of Design Thinking and its principles, and learn how to use tools like Empathy Maps, Customer Journey Maps, Prioritization Grids, Storyboards and Prototyping. Be able to apply what you have learnt and begin your innovation journey today.
After the workshop, you will be able to:
- acquire a user-centric mind-set and a foundational understanding of Design Thinking
- understand how Design Thinking helps your business to uncover unmet customer needs
- gain practical experience with Design Thinking tools and canvases
- Introduction to Design Thinking
– What is Design Thinking?
– Understand the difference between traditional business thinking and Design Thinking
– The business case for Design Thinking
– Explore some case studies of successful Design Thinking projects
– Learn why some Design Thinking projects fail
- The Design Thinking Framework
– Overview of the Design Thinking Process
– Understand what is Human-Centred Design (HCD) and why Design Thinking is a mind-set
- The Design Thinking Process: Empathise
– Personas: who are you solving the problem for, and why?
– Understanding job stories & jobs to be done
– Use Empathy Map to better understand needs and behaviours
- The Design Thinking Process: Define
– Create a customer experience Journey to help you to surface your persona’s pain points
– Write problem statements to focus on the problem you are trying to fix
- The Design Thinking Process: Ideation
– Start generating big ideas with the help of a Creative Matrix
– Evaluate and select ideas using a Prioritisation Grid
– Visualise your ideas with storyboards and develop your solution
- The Design Thinking Process: Prototype
– Learn the benefits of prototyping & minimal viable products
– Understand “Fail Fast, Fail Cheap”
- The Design Thinking Process: Test
– Learn the 4 key attributes of a well-designed user test
– Practice capturing feedback with a User Feedback Grid