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Design Thinking Training​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is Design Thinking?
  • What is the Design Thinking Process?
  • How do Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile Work Together?
  • Benefits of Design Thinking at Work
  • Design Thinking Methodology
  • What is the Relationship Between Design Thinking and UX Design?

Module 2: Design Thinking Process 

  • Design Process
  • Stages in Design Thinking
  • Example Project

Module 3: Research

  • Identifying Drivers
  • Information Gathering
  • Target Groups
  • Sampling and Feedback

Module 4: Idea Generation

  • Basic Design Directions
  • Themes of Thinking
  • Inspiration and References
  • Brainstorming
  • Value
  • Inclusion
  • Sketching
  • Presenting Ideas

Module 5: Refinement

  • Thinking in Images
  • Thinking in Signs
  • Appropriation
  • Humour
  • Personification
  • Visual Metaphors
  • Modification
  • Thinking in Words
  • Words and Language
  • Thinking in Shapes
  • Thinking in Proportions
  • Thinking in Colour

Module 6: Prototyping

  • Developing Designs
  • "Types" of Prototypes
  • Vocabulary

Module 7: Implementation

  • Format
  • Materials
  • Finishing
  • Media
  • Scale

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In this Design Thinking Training course, there are no formal prerequisites. 


All individuals who want to understand Design Thinking processes to perform their roles effectively and improve their business growth can attend this training. However, it will be more beneficial for professionals working as:

  • Designers
  • Business Owners
  • Product Owners

Design Thinking Training​ Course Overview

Design Thinking is an approach used for solving complex problems and finding desirable solutions in a very user-centric manner. It empowers individuals to implement the Design Thinking approaches to solve complex problems that occur around us on any level or scale. Design Thinking helps organisations to minimise the uncertainty and risk of innovation by engaging customers or users and aids to improve their success rates and innovation. It allows individuals to develop products, services, processes and strategies with minimal issues for organisations. By applying Design Thinking skills within an organisation, individuals can improve their business processes and foster a more innovative, happy and successful work culture. Pursuing this Design Thinking Training course will help individuals to gain the skills required to pursue more advanced job profiles and enjoy a steady career progression.

In this 1-day Design Thinking Training course, delegates will understand the usage of the Design Thinking approach for solving issues at a broader scale. They will learn how to implement Design Thinking techniques to solve complex problems innovatively. During this training, delegates will also learn various concepts such as the Design Thinking process, benefits, methodology, target group, themes of thinking, developing design, types of prototype, etc. Our experienced and highly skilled instructor with years of experience in teaching in this field will conduct this course and help the delegates to gain the critical insights required for devising innovative solutions.

They will also learn various concepts, such as:

  • What is Design Thinking?
  • Design Thinking process
  • Idea generation
  • Refinement
  • Prototyping
  • Presenting ideas

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to use the Design Thinking process efficiently to generate user-specific and innovative solutions. They will also be able to implement techniques of Design Thinking in business growth effectively. This training will allow individuals to improve their organisation's products, internal processes, and services.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Design Thinking Training FAQs


Design Thinking is an interactive approach used for solving complex problems and finding desirable solutions.
Human-centred, creative and playful, iterative, collaborative, and prototype-driven elements are the key to Design Thinking.
Reduced risk of launching new products, innovative solutions and offerings, happier users, more revenue and returns etc., are the benefits of Design Thinking.
Prototyping is the process of developing a new product through the physical representation of an idea.
By attending this Design Thinking training course, you will learn various concepts such as the process of Design Thinking, benefits, methodology, target group, themes of thinking, developing design, types of prototypes, etc. This training will also allow you to create financially and technically viable solutions.
The price for Design Thinking Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Design Thinking Training.
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Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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