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A Practical Approach to Innovation

LEARN AND PRACTICE DESIGN THINKING IN THIS 3-DAY INTENSIVE COURSE

Dates:
Melbourne:
June 18th  – 20th
Sydney:
June 25th – 27th
Brisbane:
July 23th  – 25th

Duration:
3 days

Investment:
Student – $1,000
Educator & Startup – $1,800
Corporate – $2,500

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“The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.”

Albert Einstein

Our Design Thinking course, Design Thinking Experience, will provide you with a common level of understanding on the Design Thinking principles, key tools & terminology. Our program is based on the three main values of Design Thinking: empathy, collaboration and experimentation. The focus of this course will be hands-on, including students participating a Design Thinking workshop where they complete two real projects to further develop their mindset and skills.

Design Thinking is a practical and human-centred approach that accelerates innovation by solving complex problems. This approach is based on three core values – EMPATHY, COLLABORATION and EXPERIMENTATION.

Design Thinking provides you with human-centred lenses, allowing you to make better decisions under a new mindset. You will learn to envision opportunities by asking the right (and sometimes the toughest) questions to understand real human needs. You will learn to build to think and ultimately become an innovator that faces risks and learns from mistakes, leading you to real and impactful solutions.

By testing and iterating solutions, you can deliver appropriate, actionable and tangible strategies that cover three lenses: desirable by people, financially viable and organisationally and technologically feasible. The solutions that emerge at the end of the Human-Centred Design process should hit the overlap of these three lenses, creating real innovation.

The Experience

This highly energetic 3-day program will give you a practical level of understanding on the Design Thinking principles, key tools and terminology. This is a hands-on course, where you will be learning by doing, one of our core beliefs.

 

Our program is based on the three core values of Design Thinking: Empathy, Collaboration and Experimentation. During the three-day program, students will work on two real projects using the Design Thinking approach, guided by our facilitators.

What you will learn

  • How to successfully innovate after going through two real Design Thinking projects;
  • A mindset to solve complex problems;
  • Practical research tools to drive empathy in your projects, how to co-create and collaborate with customers and how to prototype any idea, be it a product, a service or a business.

How you will feel

  • Better equipped to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of people;
  • Better equipped to learn from your internal and external customers and how to prototype quickly generate innovative solutions;
  • Confidence in your creative skills;
  • Confidence to apply the key tools to solve any challenge you may face.

Design Thinking Values

To understand Design Thinking and start working or living under its principles, we need to internalise three core values: empathy, collaboration and experimentation.

Internalising these three values means changing mental and work models, as we are forced to get up from our chairs, go out on the streets, work in groups, co-create, listen to each other, build upon someone else’s idea and, of course, experiment and take risks.

  • Empathy

    Empathy is a concept on the rise and while a lot of people are talking about it, very few practice it. That’s because being empathic isn’t easy. Empathy means putting yourself in the shoes of another person. It means to understand the psychological perspective of someone else as if it was your own.

  • Collaboration

    To collaborate means to think together, to co-create in multidisciplinary teams so that our thoughts and capacity to understand can multiply.

  • Experimentation

    To experiment means to leave the world of ideas, of speech. It means testing solutions, experimenting with them to avoid problems during its implementation phase.

Tools you will learn

  • Double Diamond;
  • Design Challenge;
  • ET (yes - an extraterrestrial!);
  • User + Need + Insight;
  • User board;
  • Stakeholder map;
  • Persona;
  • Journey map;
  • Structured techniques for brainstorming;
  • Quick, dirty and cheap prototyping;

Who this course is for

  • For those in need to innovate with the goal of bringing solutions to challenges of our emerging new world;
  • For the restless who are constantly searching for self-improvement and knowledge;
  • For those who want to go deeper into their approach to Design Thinking;
  • For those who want to learn a new model of collaborative work.

Cities

  • MEL

    Melbourne
    1/115 Windsor Workshop
    Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181

    18 – 20 June

    9 am to 5:30 pm

    A$1,000 – A$2,500 (GST Included)

    Enrol Here! 
  • SYD

    Sydney
    @The Porter
    Ground floor (just behind the lift)
    1st O’Connell St, Sydney

    25 – 27 June

    9 am to 5:30 pm

    A$1,000 – A$2,500 (GST Included)

    Enrol Here! 
  • BNE

    Brisbane
    @The EDGE
    Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Bank

    23 – 25 July

    9 am to 5:30 pm

    A$1,000 – A$2,500 (GST Included)

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Testimonials

  • Maria Stavrakis
    Design Thinking Experience Program - Melbourne

    “I am very grateful for having participated in the design thinking experience course. It has introduced me to a new mindset and knowledge that will help me change the way I approach my own business and my clients’ projects. The toolkit provided is very helpful and a great reference tool for the future. This was a great and valuable experience I would highly recommend to anyone that is searching for a new way of working (no matter what work they do) and a new mindset. I left the course feeling inspired and ready to start practicing design thinking in my own business.”

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