Human-Centered Design Thinking

promotes innovation, collaboration

We are past the breakpoint in our rapidly accelerating world of change – encountering challenges and opportunities unique and without any parallel to the past. The rules are shifting and solutions that once worked can only be partial road maps to solving today’s onmi-directional and complex issues. As we go through this transformation of seemlessly integrating technology into our lives, we are responding by using design to better equip companies to compete, innovate, and develop meaningful user experiences with new business models, tools and educational platforms.

HUMAN_CENTERED DESIGN THINKING (HCDT) is a practice that places people in the center of the development of products, services and experiences.

 

It employs design thinking tools and methods early and throughout the product development process, unleashes cross-departmental innovation, value–added solutions and market opportunities based on the real needs of the people for whom you are designing solutions. It mitigates risk by developing concepts and hypotheses from a user centric view which can then be tested and validated through an iterative prototyping process.  A positive user experience can offer businesses tangible value such as innovative solutions, a key differentiation, increased brand value, and quicker adoption.

Ambassador Workshop - Human-Centered Design

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Fantastic introduction to the benefits of design thinking for any business. It makes what could be seen as foreign activities to “non-designers” accessible and easy to take away and introduce to your company.”                             

        Ambassador Workshop participant

Certification Program

Innovating Through Human-Centered Design / Thinking Essential Pathway

Heard about Design Thinking and interested in learning more? This interactive, two-day workshop will take you through foundational tools that are directly applicable to real-world challenges. In this workshop, you will be joined by other forward-thinking business professionals in a small group setting, allowing for maximum hands-on learning and connection.

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This hybrid workshop offers one full day of guidance on a project plan of your choice, supplemented with a set of mentorship hours for continued support through various stages of application. The workshop provides the perfect kickoff to select the appropriate tools, develop an action plan and compare notes with other participants.

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Increase your fluency to an advanced level in Design Thinking tools, business application and design leadership through specialized modules. A series of in-person workshops, webinars, and coaching sessions are offered synchronously, online or in-person. You may choose to allocate your own time and finish each module at your own pace.

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In this significant step, you are guided by a professional through a project of your choice to demonstrate competency in selecting appropriate tools, conducting research, synthesizing data, developing a prototype, and testing fidelity on users. This includes the chance to develop a business case and practice facilitation skills in live workshops

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Increase your fluency to an advanced level in Design Thinking tools, business application and design leadership through specialized modules. A series of in-person workshops, webinars, and coaching sessions are offered synchronously, online or in-person. You may choose to allocate your own time and finish each module at your own pace.

In this significant step, you are guided by a professional through a project of your choice to tdemonstrate competency in selecting appropriate tools, conducting research, synthesizing data, developing a prototype, and testing with users. Includes the chance to develop a business case and practice facilitation skills in live workshops

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Webinars

Up late at night worrying about being disrupted? Need to stay innovative? Join our 30-minute webinars to learn more about the business of design and what it takes to transform your organization into an engine of innovation.

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