This course runs for a duration of 2 days.
The class will run daily from 8:30 am PST to 4:30 pm PST.
Class Location: Seattle - Seattle, WA.
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Design thinking is an over-used phrase and has accumulated quite a bit of misinformation in recent years. However, the original concepts behind design thinking are immensely valuable in today’s organizations as we seek solutions to complex problems. Arising from early visual design and ideation practices, design thinking has evolved over time into both a philosophy for solving complex problems as well as a concrete methodology for designing and building solutions.
This design thinking course teaches you both. During this fast-paced workshop, you will experience a hands-on journey through the design thinking process. Led by an expert with deep experience leading teams who design and build solutions in real-world environments, you and your peers will collaborate to define problems and solve them using design thinking techniques. You will learn a straightforward process for problem definition, ideation, teaming, testing solutions and applying the process of solution building in your own organizational environment.
In this Design Thinking Course, You Will Learn:
This design thinking course is perfect for anyone involved in product development, which includes roles such as:
Introduction: What do we mean by design…and what are we thinking?
Exercise: Who has the problem? Defining the user or customer
Step 1: Framing problems
Exercise: Select a problem candidate
Exercise: Root cause analysis for isolating and defining a specific problem
Step 2: Divergent ideation
Group exercise: Rapid ideation
Step 3: Convergent ideation
Exercise: Revisiting your user persona and choosing the solution
Step 4: Testing Solution candidates
Exercise: Modeling a testing cycle and group critique
Step 5: Iterating on solutions
Exercise: Walking through the iteration
Teaming for design and solution building
Obstacles to design thinking in organizations
Exercise: Preparing for scalability challenges and transitioning from discovery to delivery
Class conclusion: Charting your course
Agile Project Managment expereince is recommended, but not mandatory.