A two-day professional development workshop for business innovators, corporate leaders, and product development teams. Come with a team and apply the learnings onsite by working together to solve a business challenge.   

 

NEXT WORKSHOP May 6-7, 2020

The Design Academy Partners with the

University of Georgia Terry College of Business

on Executive Education Workshop

Human-Centered Design Thinking Essentials

Human-Centered Design Thinking Awareness 
Intensive 1 Day workshop - February 5, 2020
 

Heard about Human-Centered Design or Design Thinking and want to know what it is all about? This 1 day workshop provides a high level understanding to determine if it is right for you and/or your organization.  Learn creative problem solving tools that will help you in your personal or professional life.

Innovating Through Human-Centered Design Thinking
Ambassador Workshop
2 Day Fundamentals - March 11-12, 2020
 

Join our Two-day Ambassador workshop to experience the value of Design Thinking.

  • Small class size for more individual attention.

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  • Hands-on with a focus on learning-by-doing, using several different practice exercises based on The Design Academy design thinking toolkit.​​

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  • Facilitated by experienced practitioners who work in the design industry and have been trained on different methodologies.

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  • Applies to different industries and design challenges, including digital products, physical products, services, processes and policies, and applicable across the entire product/service development lifestyle (front end and back end).​​

Innovating through Human-Centered Design Thinking Essential Pathway

Enroll in one or more workshops to reach your desired level.

Innovating through Human-Centered Design Thinking  2020 Training

Awareness Workshop
1 Day Intensive Introduction
San Diego, USA
 
February 5, 2020  Learn More
June 10, 2020       Learn More
Sept 17, 2020       Learn More
Essential Pathways Ambassador
2 Day Fundamentals Workshop
San Diego, USA 
March 11-12, 2020 Learn More 
October 7-8, 2020  Learn More
Essential Pathways Practitioner
San Diego, USA Workshop
 
April 15, 2020 
Essential Pathways Expert 
San Diego, USA 
 
Contact us for more information
 
 

             Essential Pathways Ambassador 2 Day Workshop Overview

Those attending wish to accelerate innovation within their organization

or solve internal business challenges through Human-Centered Design / Design Thinking. 

 

This two-day workshop introduces participants to human-centered design / design thinking tools. Participants will learn how human-centered design can be used to:

  • Solve the right problem

  • Understand the needs of internal and external stakeholders

  • Promote collaboration between teams and a framework to innovate

  • Reduce risk through iterative prototyping and testing 

 

DISCOVER  

Empathizing and more deeply understanding the context and human behavior /motivations. This can reveal unanticipated insights and

create an emotional connection.

 

CONNECT 

Looking at the entire ecosystem can provide empathy for all stakeholders, both internal and external.

 

CONCEIVE

Ideating to develop concepts. Prototyping to iterate and test increases empathy and can reduce risk.

 

DELIVER  

Communicating your message to internal as well external stakeholders in a way they can understand. Connecting to the strategy of your organization.

 

Who should attend?

All organizations and individuals who want to innovate or improve internal efficiencies and team collaboration.  Applicable to all industries, nonprofits and government organizations. The workshop attendees are typically a dynamic mix of disciplines, job levels, industries and organizations. All disciplines and industries welcome.

  • Senior management, strategic marketers, innovation directors, product managers, engineers, designers, researchers,  consultants, and learning professionals interested in Human-Centered Design.

  • All organizations involved in embedding innovation into their organizations or who want to improve internal efficiencies and team collaboration.

 

 

What do you teach?

 

Examples of methods we typically teach include:

  • Empathic Research methods including interviewing, Contextual Inquiry and Observational research

  • Stakeholder mapping

  • Journey mapping

  • Persona Profiles

  • Understanding insights and defining the right problem

  • Ideation

  • Prototyping

  • Usability testing

  • Connecting to Strategy

  • Communicating your results

  • Business Tools

 

 

Why take this course?

Learn by Doing. Hands-on with a focus on learning-by-doing, using several different practice exercises based on The Design Academy design thinking toolkit.

 

Facilitated by experienced practitioners who work in the design industry and have been trained on different methodologies.

 

Applies to different industries and design challenges, including digital products, physical products, services, processes and policies, and applicable across the entire product/service development lifestyle (front end and back end). 

 

Small class size for more individual attention.

 

Practical and hands-on with a focus on learning-by-doing, using several different practice exercises that combine individual work with small group collaboration.

Logistics?

 

  • Workshops run from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM over two days.

 

 

Price, payment and refunds?

 

Discounts are available on group bookings. Payment via Eventbrite, Visa or invoice. There are no refunds on bookings, however you can transfer your ticket to a workshop at a later date or send someone else in your place.

 

 

For more information


For questions or to register your interest, email info@thedesignacademy.com or call 858 490 0063

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