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Design Thinking

COURSE INFORMATION

Jul
06

Starts: 06 July 2020
Registration Closes: 10 July 2020

Duration:
10 weeks

Cost
ZAR 13 500

All we’ve been hearing about lately is “design thinking”

Most people don’t even know what design thinking means. We do. It’s about transforming the way you think to discover innovative solutions to complex problems. It is a critical skill for outperforming competitors, capturing new markets, and innovating for future success and sustainability.

This course will teach you how to be more pragmatic in your skills and approach. Within 10 weeks you’ll have grasped the concept and practice of design thinking and be able to apply to everything you do.

Our knowledge partner for this course, Nevo Hadas is a partner and co-founder of DYDX (formerly &Innovation). DYDX is a digital transformation and innovation consultancy that uses this skill to solve tough business challenges for a diverse array of clients. He works with global leaders to unlock innovative concepts. He helps develop powerful digital products and services for consumers and businesses in emerging markets.

UNIQUELY HUMAN SKILLS

The reality is that AI and robots will replace many of the jobs we know today. The likes of NASA and Google are already ahead of the game in their early recognition of the importance of ‘soft’ skills. Our courses and programmes are designed to prepare humans for this unknown world, by combining topic-specific knowledge and know-how, as well as a selection of the 10 uniquely human skills we’ve identified that will set us apart from ‘robots’:

Creative thinking, leadership, empathy, conflict resolution, critical thinking, adaptability, social intelligence, persuasion, negotiation, mindfulness

This course includes:

 

This course is perfect for:

  • Small business owners who need a competitive advantage without spending millions on tech.
  • Anyone who works on a team that needs to solve business challenges.
  • Anyone who needs to solve business challenges.
  • Managers who want to encourage a culture of innovation.

Outline

You'll learn:

  • Module 1: Design Thinking (what it is, and isn't)
  • Module 2: The Challenge
  • Module 3: Understanding and framing the problem
  • Module 4: Ideation
  • Module 5: Prototyping
  • Module 6: Testing
  • Module 7: Selling your idea
  • Module 8: Research Project

Benefits

At the end of the course, you'll:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the importance of building empathy with the users
  • Techniques to reframe the problem from diverse angles and the value of swift prototyping and testing
  • Determine the solution most appropriate for market needs
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