Design Thinking Certificate Program


IAOP'S Four Week Online Design Thinking Workshop Series

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Embark on a transformative journey with our Design Thinking Workshop Series, starting Wednesday, April 10, 2024. This series of four 90-minute sessions is crafted for individuals aiming to master the art of innovation through the lens of design thinking, including how transparency can be integrated into each stage of the design thinking process. Whether you're a sourcing practitioner looking to inject transparency into your projects or needing to know how to have those difficult conversations, a strategy wizard seeking to solve complex problems, or simply curious about design thinking, this workshop series is your gateway to unlocking new perspectives.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 10:30am -12:00pm EDT
Session #1: Introduction to Design Thinking Dive into the world of design thinking by understanding its core principles and what sets it apart from traditional problem-solving methods. This session lays the foundation by exploring the concepts and mindset that underpin design thinking, setting the stage for a journey of innovation.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 10:30am -12:00pm EDT
Session #2: Understanding and Defining User Needs and Challenges Learn the critical skill of empathizing with users to accurately define their needs and challenges. This session focuses on the techniques to capture, distill, and prioritize user problems, ensuring that solutions are grounded in real user experiences prioritizing transparency.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 10:30am -12:00pm EDT
Session #3: Generating Potential Solutions Unlock your creative potential in generating innovative solutions. This hands-on session will guide you through rapid ideation processes, teaching you how to develop and integrate ideas that address user needs effectively and creatively.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 10:30am -12:00pm EDT
Session #4: Turning Ideas into Prototypes and Gathering Feedback Bring your ideas to life by learning how to create quick prototypes, share prototypes with stakeholders and users early and often, and gather feedback. This session is dedicated to refining solutions through prototyping, enabling participants to iterate on their ideas based on real user insights.

Earn an IAOP Certificate!
Participants opting for the certificate track are required to attend each session. This dedication not only enhances your learning experience but also awards you a certificate, validating your newfound skills and commitment to innovation.

Join us in this engaging and insightful series to navigate the stages of design thinking, from empathy and definition to ideation, prototyping, and testing. Secure your spot and be ready to transform the way you approach problems and design solutions.


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