“The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
Design Thinking is a methodology that seeks to find innovative solutions to complex problems and challenges. The Design Thinking approach can be applied to real problems, using a human-centred approach in business organisations, companies, government bodies and society.
Design Thinking differs from other forms of problem-solving because its findings are not only based on data and statistics, they are based largely on the people who are directly affected by the problem at hand. By introducing Design Thinking to their reality, many business organisations around the globe are humanising the way they approach problems and, as a result, becoming more innovative.
Design Thinking Specialisation is a platform that enables people to develop their creative confidence through a hands-on learning approach. You will be able to apply your knowledge to challenges in big corporations, in social business or in an entrepreneurial way.
This course will provide you with a deep learning experience and teach you to assimilate the values of Design Thinking through working on real innovation projects for a real client. The course focuses on human-centred entrepreneurship and is ideal if you would like to become an articulated innovator.
From the very beginning, you will actively participate in projects that will challenge your perspective in how you see the world.
You will work on four different projects, with different degrees of complexity: as the course advances and your knowledge of Design Thinking thickens, so will the complexity of the projects.
By the end of the course, you will have the training and skill set to apply Design Thinking to any front of a business, product development and service development.
This is a high impact mental shift course.
Practice with a real client
On the last project, you will solve a real-life challenge from one of our partner companies. This is will be a great way to put to test your learnings and see how your ability to innovate has changed.
You will be able to develop multiple important skills and become an innovation consultant that can apply Design Thinking to your real-life challenges, developing projects that are ready for implementation.
Danone, SAP, ESPN and Avon are some of the companies that have partnered with Echos to find innovative solutions for their challenges using ourdesign thinkers
*Companies, are you interested in bringing your challenges in for our design thinkers to make magic happen? Send us an email
What you will learn
How to innovate and manage an innovation project
A new mental mindset with an approach to solving complex problems
Deep empathy, extreme collaboration and experimentation
Tools to accelerate the course of innovation projects
How to work on multidisciplinary teams
How to develop your creative potential in a practical way
How the state of the art companies innovate
How to apply Design Thinking practically, using a real client's project
People are extremely creative and so are you
Anyone can be innovative in any scenario
The course encourages mindset shift
The world is changing; this course will connect you with this "new world" that is emerging
You'll feel secure in your new knowledge and capabilities
Prototyping and learning from internal and external clients will allow you to create innovative solutions
Innovation is the journey, not the end result
Design Thinking Values
To understand Design Thinking and start applying it to your life, it is important that one internalises these three core values: empathy, collaboration and experimentation.
Based on these values, one will change their mindset and the way they work. Design Thinking is about getting out to the street, working in groups, co-creating, building on top of ideas from peers and, of course, risking and experimenting.
Tools You Will Learn
ET (yes, as in alien)
User + Need + Insight
Analogies And Metaphors For Point Of View
Structured Brainstorming Techniques
Quick, Dirty and Cheap Prototyping
Who Is This Course Ideal For?
For someone who wants to reinvent their career
For someone who is in a transitional phase
For someone who wants to become an innovation specialist
For someone who wants to deepen their Design Thinking knowledge
For someone who wants to learn a collaborative work model
For someone who wants to participate in an innovation laboratory working on concrete projects
For someone who wants to accelerate their innovation learning curve by balancing theory and practice
As an innovation expert and entrepreneur, Ricardo is a founding partner of various initiatives including Echos – School of Design Thinking, a global innovation lab that aims to create social value through business innovation
He is a consultant and speaker on topics like innovation, entrepreneurship, business design and growth hacking. Specialist in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with extensions in renowned schools like MIT and Berkeley in the United States. Ricardo studied Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in New York and Design Thinking by HPI – d.school in Germany.
Juliana is the co-founder of Echos, an Innovation Lab, that is the mother company to the School of Design Thinking – a school that puts innovation in practice – and Echos Innovation Projects – a consultancy for service, business and systemic design. Over the last seven years, Juliana has worked to develop an innovation ecosystem in Australia and Brazil to foster the design of desirable futures and design thinking.
She has more than 10.000 hours working closely with clients on facilitation design, leading a diverse range of projects in industries such as healthcare, finance, education, retail, technology and consumer goods.
Juliana speaks on the power of design to create desirable futures. She spoke at events such as the Global Innovation Summit in San Jose, California, TEDxMaua in Sao Paulo, Brazil, What Design Can Do and the Sydney Design Festival. Juliana has been a judge at the first William Drenttel Award for Excellence in Design since 2015.
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