About this course

Total PDU : 8
Duration : 1 day
Course Overview

“Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution focused, and action oriented. It involves both analysis and imagination.”

The 2-days workshop will guide participants through the process of design thinking and innovation, and will cover topics such as user empathy, rapid prototyping and user testing. It is suitable for individuals or teams who manage or are engaged in innovation processes, whilst holding strategic and operational responsibilities

Target Audience

Engineers, managers and executives performing management, design, marketing or business development roles; and working on innovation projects. Participants should preferably have at least 3-5 years of working experience.

Learning Outcomes

The program will focus on the following topics:

  • Walk through the thinking process:- Mental Mode
  • The Thinking Process in Solving a Problem:
  • What is Design Thinking? Design Thinking Framework
  • Core Principles of Successful Innovations
  • Design Thinking as a User Centered approach to Innovative Solutions Framework
  • The Process & Tools to practice on a Project
Course Outline

After the program, participants will be able to:

  • Carry out the “Discovery” stage of the design thinking process to gather insights
    • Defining personas
    • Extracts key insights for innovative solutions
  • Carry out the “Ideation” stage of the design thinking process to propagate potential solutions
    • Explore ideas using creative tools and methods
    • Evaluating
  • Carry out the ‘Concept development’ to assess the whether it is technologically feasible
    • Rapid prototyping
  • Carry out the “Test and Validate” stage of the design thinking process to refine and improve potential solutions
    • Test concepts with users to fine-tune the concepts
  • Plan and conduct fieldwork
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Continuous Improvement