Design Thinking

Design Thinking

The future of leadership and business growth is in design

Design thinking offers a powerful management problem-solving approach. It is a secret to successful innovation, great organisational cultures and powerful brands.

When used alongside traditional management frameworks, design thinking provides the ‘missing link’ to a holistic business approach.

You will learn the fundamentals of design thinking, and how to use it as a powerful accelerant for your business.

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Key highlights

Learn from industry experts

Learn the fundamentals of design thinking

Integrate design innovation into your business

  • 3 days
  • 20–22 November 2019
  • 27-29 May 2020
  • Macquarie University North Ryde Campus
  • $4,990.00
  • Training points: 8

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You’ll learn to:

  • Develop deep consumer insights
  • Reframe problems to reveal innovative solutions
  • Reduce risk and accelerate learning through rapid prototyping
  • Be comfortable operating in ambiguity
  • Use a creative process to manage intractable problems
  • Use insight to generate better ideas, faster
  • Begin to instil a design culture in your organisation

Who should attend

  • Executives and Senior Leaders in charge of business units.
  • Decision makers in R&D for product or service industries.
  • Innovation leaders, responsible for value creation.
  • Executives tackling strategic challenges.
  • Executives responsible for internal and external client/customer touch points.

What you'll learn

Day 1: Introduction to the course and your journey

  • Introduction to design thinking.
  • Design thinking model.
  • Design challenge.
  • Engagement.
  • Insight.

Day 2: Problem-solving approaches

  • Reframing the challenge.
  • Ideating.
  • Rapid prototyping.

Day 3: Design thinking in practice

  • Feedback.
  • Iterating.
  • Storytelling.
  • Challenge debrief.
  • Taking Design Thinking back to your organisation.

Meet your facilitator

Mo Fox

Mo Fox

Mo Fox

Mo Fox is a true hybrid thinker. She is renowned for her ability to solve highly complex problems and generate innovative ideas in a short space of time—and to engage people in the process.

Mo’s flair for combining structured analytical thinking with free-form creativity is a result of her eclectic background. She is an accomplished artist with an extensive corporate background in advertising and strategy, and the creator of Studio Thinking,® a methodology that uses art practices to generate commercial results. She has worked in Australia and the UK with companies as varied as Toyota, IKEA, Kellogg’s and CBA, and she now consults, speaks, writes and trains in areas including creative strategy, applied creative thinking, solving wicked problems, influence, managing ambiguity, and disruptive innovation.

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