Design Thinking Foundations

By reframing the problem, the designers purposely place themselves in the shoes of the customers and employ empathy to create better and more human-centered products, services, and processes.

Thomas West, MBB

Instructor

Thomas West, MBB
I am passionate about helping organizations get better, by helping people be their best. My role as an ASQ Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt is to coach and mentor others to become creative problem-solvers and passionate change agents. This can only be achieved by giving others the tools, skills, and mindset they need to make and lead change.

intermediate level

Estimated time

10 hours

Students

2

Enrolled in this course

Course Description

Learn the core concepts of design thinking through the Design Thinking Foundations class.

 

This course will help expose the learner to various design thinking tools and mental models – all with the emphasis on innovating through creative problem-solving.

 

Our objective is to provide the learner with practical tools for applying a versatile 3-step design thinking process with their organizations. Through this framework the learner will be able to reframe problems through the customer’s perspective. With this perspective in mind, the learner will drive improvements around the customer experience using tools such as deep-dive interview, journey mapping, empathy mapping, and rapid prototyping.

Design Thinking Learning Objectives

Who should attend?

The Design Thinking course teaches a creative problem-solving that will give any professional an advantage in their industry or career.

 

  • Designers or Product Development professionals that are motivated to bring innovative new products and services to their business and customers.
  • Consultants who want to offer their clients a model for applying creative problem-solving to help address business challenges.
  • Human Resource professionals seeking to develop more human-centered solutions to support workforce members while driving higher levels of employee engagement.
  • Members of Leadership who are wishing to gain competitive advantage by differentiating their business’s products and services.
  • Individuals or Teams that are searching for new ways to solve complex problems by placing the customer’s needs at the center of their solutions.

Course Content

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  • Duration
    10 hours
  • Lessons
    20
  • Quizzes
    1
  • Skill Level
    intermediate level

Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking Process - Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, and Deploy

Define Phase

The primary objective of the Define phase is to reframe the problem or opportunity through the eyes of the end-user (or customer).

 

Design Phase

During the Design phase, the main focus is to create solutions that will satisfy the customer’s stated and unstated needs.

 

Deploy Phase

To ensure the solutions from the Design phase are fruitful, the design team needs to test their ideas against customer expectations and for fit with the organization’s business strategy.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: You can complete this course over 3-4 weeks completing 45-90 minutes of coursework each week.

Intermediate level

This is an intermediate course with some advanced tools and concepts.

Free downloadable resources

Includes tool templates and info graphics to download.

Video

Key learning objectives are complimented by a series of video lectures.

Full lifetime access

Learn at your own pace. Whenever, wherever you like. You are in control.

Certificate of completion

Digital certificate is available on download.