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Become an innovation specialist!

The most comprehensive course in the Australian market.

Practice Design Thinking using a real client.

Course Load: 170 hours
Individual –  7,500

1st Entry Point:
20 March – 6 July

2nd Entry Point:
15 April – 6 July

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

Albert Einstein

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.

The Course

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 our design 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

Course Insights

  • 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

  • Double Diamond
  • Design Challenge
  • ET (yes, as in alien)
  • User + Need + Insight
  • User Board
  • Stakeholder's Map
  • Persona
  • Journey Map
  • System's Map
  • 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

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