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Ignite Innovation Through
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participants worldwide
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27-28 May 2024 – Sydney

*Course runs from 9am to 5pm on both days

about the
Design Thinking Experience is an immersive, participatory journey designed to equip you with the innovative mindset and tools of Design Thinking. This course propels you into the heart of problem solving and creative ideation, offering practical experience through real-life challenges. In doing so, it allows you to grasp the value of human-centric design and empowers you to leverage modern tools for remote, collaborative innovation. Through this experience, you’ll learn how leading startups and major organizations craft inventive products, services, and experiences with a keen focus on the human element. The result is a comprehensive, dynamic understanding of Design Thinking, enabling you to apply these principles seamlessly into your personal or professional projects.

Discover how both nimble startups and established giants drive innovation in their products, services, and experiences by anchoring their decision-making processes around the needs, aspirations, and experiences of the human individual.

Complex Problem Solving
Gain a deep understanding of how design can be utilized to unravel and address intricate problems in both business and societal contexts.
Application in Everyday Life
Immerse yourself in the Design Thinking mindset and methodology, acquiring skills that can be applied to a wide range of personal and professional projects.
Digital Collaboration & Prototyping
Familiarize yourself with cutting-edge tools for digital empathy-building, collaboration, and prototyping, designed for agile, remote work environments.
Systemic Perspective Building
Expand your world view to foster a comprehensive understanding of multi-faceted challenges, enabling you to address them in a holistic and systematic manner.
course content

Learn more about the global context from which design thinking emerged and why this is an approach that has been used by the largest companies worldwide. In this module, we will get to know each other, dive into the tools used for remote work and talk about how design has contributed to make organisations more innovative.

Learn about the process and values of design thinking. This is the module in which you experience a super-fast practical project working in pairs for a first recognition of what should happen in each phase and prepare yourself for the deepest project you will experience from module 3

Learn how to question the complex challenges around you through practical and collaborative tools that accelerate the visualisation of possibilities. This is the kickoff module in the second project, here the focus is on the collaborative creation with multidisciplinary teams. The working group will begin to dive into the context of the challenge and deconstruct certainties for new insights.

From an anthropological approach, we unveil business opportunities based on real human needs. We believe that every challenge has a human factor that generates innovation. Using the techniques of qualitative research triangulation, we discover unique insights for our project.

Learn visual techniques to synthesise the information you have gathered during design research and develop creative and alternative paths for your innovative project. This is the moment to create meaning from all data collected, the time to build a persona that will direct the decisions of the project and redefine the challenge based on the human factor.

Remote and accelerated techniques for generating ideas for your project. Learn the essential skills to unlock your creativity and innovate in your projects. With a clear intention and a deeper understanding of the problem, the path towards a practical and innovative solution is much easier.

Learn how to use prototyping as a learning method for your product or service. Put your ideas into the real world quickly and learn how to innovate from people. Here you will learn about the different types of prototype and the group will create low-fidelity prototyping to strategically test the value of your idea.

Learn how to continue in your design thinking learning journey and how to implement the main concepts in your life. After the final presentation of the projects built along the way, we embark on the applicability of design in different organisational contexts, and we will see how this mindset connects with the agile management methods and how it can be applied into your projects.

learn more about the facilitators

Juliana Proserpio

Echos Chief Designer Officer & Founder

Ricardo Ruffo

Echos CEO & Founder

$950 AUD
next cohorts

May 2024 - Sydney

27 and 28 May, 09am to 5pm

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