Design Thinking is a framework for innovation that can unlock business value. It is a creative problem-solving method that begins with understanding people’s unmet needs, then exploring and prototyping solutions to create innovative products, services, processes and business across any sector (public, private and social). It has been used by many organizations to minimize risks of innovation, create a user-centric strategy, design better solutions, reduce costs of innovation and delight customers.
Design Thinking has revolutionised the business and creative worlds by helping people bridge the gap between business feasibility, viability and user desirability.
Ricardo Ruffo, cofounder and CEO at Echos Innovation Lab
The Design Thinking Online is your passport to innovation
This course aims to increase the creative and innovation potential of people, teams and organisations. We do this through a structured, human-centred approach to innovation that teaches not only the skills and tools needed, but also a new mindset to help you approach challenges from a holistic and human perspective.
what you’ll learn
Throughout this course, you will run through a complete innovation project across every stage: from searching for customer needs and insights, generating ideas and testing solutions with real users by using prototypes. Our course revolves around a practical project in which you’ll apply the Design Thinking tools and approaches. At the end of this course you will be able to:
Better understand how to properly use Design Thinking methods to innovate and create real value to your customers or users;
Use creativity techniques to generate solutions that are innovative and centered on what your customers
or users value;
Develop prototypes to test your solution with end-users and reduce the risk factor associated with new ideas;
Develop the foundational mindset and skills to become an innovator: empathy, creativity and the maker mindset.
Do qualitative research to identify the unmet needs of customers and users;
the learning experience
Our learning experience is based on this approach: learning by sharing and learning by doing. It's a hands-on approach to learning in which you'll experience this cycle:
learn the concept
watch engaging and byte-sized videos
get inspiration from real-world case studies
deepen your knowledge
apply the concept
put your new skills into practice
a guide to help you use the tools in your own projects right away
work on a real challenge to learn by doing
share, reflect & evolve
become part of our community where you can share your learnings and interact with like-minded people
get your certificate in design thinking
After completing the courses, you’ll receive an online Design Thinking certificate as a downloadable PDF.
created by experienced design thinking practitioners
Co-founder & CDO
at Echos Innovation Lab
Service Designer & HCD at Echos Innovation Lab
Learning Experience Designer & Facilitator at Echos Innovation Lab
Design Thinker & Visual Designer at Echos Innovation Lab
Experience Designer and Facilitator at Echos Innovation Lab
who this course is for
Design Thinking can be learned and applied across many sectors (public, private and NGOs) and disciplines. This course is highly recommended for:
Anyone wanting to develop an innovation mindset
Aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who are looking to create impactful new organizations and businesses
Leaders to hone and refine your innovative skills and expand your creativity
Decision makers in R&D for product or service industries
Consultants in innovation
Teams that want to radically innovate
Teams that want to apply design thinking in its routine
Teams or organizations that want to cultivate a culture of innovation
We highly recommend undertaking this course with your team to better align your group with the same design mindset, and form a high performance team: more adaptable, customer-centred, collaborative, creative and resilient. This is also a great strategy for organizations who wish to develop a culture of innovation among their teams.
We have special discounts for groups. Contact us at email@example.com to know more about this offer.
Over the last decade, Echos has taught and applied Design Thinking across many industries and disciplines, here are some of the industries we’ve worked with:
Healthcare & life sciences
Technology, Media & Telecom
Automotive & mobility
Construction & building materials
Banking & insurance
Public sector & non-profit
Education and care services
Energy & resources
Check one of the case studies we share in the course to understand the Design Thinking impact in organizations and have a glimpse on what you can find and learn in our course:
The Design Thinking Online course is 100% online.
You'll have 6 months access from the date of purchase to study at your own pace, in an autonomous and flexible way.
We have special discounts for groups. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this offer.
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Echos Innovation Lab is a pioneer in teaching and consulting for innovation and Design Thinking headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
We’re currently the only Latin American organisation recognised by the GDTA – Global Design Thinking Alliance as well as a Google News Initiative Asia Pacific partner. We believe in the power of Design to transform realities and build desirable futures.
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