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Design Thinking (SOLD OUT)

  • CORE Innovation Hub FLUX, 191 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Design Thinking is a new approach to problem solving, providing you with the tools to enhance your creativity, innovation and outcomes. This solution-focussed process equips you with skills that can be used to achieve significantly better results for your business or organisation. The design thinking methodology can be applied to any issue, and is the perfect tool for thriving in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Learn how to apply the fundamental building blocks of design thinking to issues you are currently facing. This workshop walks you through the five stages of Design Thinking: identification, invitation, ideation, iteration and implementation. Working in small teams you will apply each of these steps to a practical issue, selected from participants’ current challenges.

This highly interactive workshop will provide participants with both the theory and the practice behind design thinking, equipping you with the tools to become “addicted” to this new way of working.

Why this course is for you

This workshop is designed for you because you are interested in developing creative solutions to the issues you currently face. You might work in the public or private sector, be a small business owner or an entrepreneur. Design Thinking will help you become more adaptive and agile, better equipped to deal with increasing disruption.

What you'll learn

  • What is Design Thinking and why do we need it
  • How to Design Think: The 5I’s
    • Identification – tools to select a challenge
    • Invitation – tool to determine the stakeholders
    • Ideation – tools to select stakeholders and to perform an efficient ideation
    • Iteration & Implementation – tools to "pre-totype" and iterate efficiently
    • Individual Design Thinking planning

Presenter - Ricardo Altimira Vega, PhD

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Ricardo is a passionate and engaging facilitator, with extensive experience in managing teams both in large corporations and start-ups. He has over 20 years as an Associate Professor of the IE Business School, Madrid, a leading European University driving innovation; and over 25 years as a Director in IBM in the USA, Argentina and Spain.

He has facilitated over 300 design thinking workshops across 11 countries and is the current researcher on “Anticipatory Design Thinking” in an H2020 European Consortia, the largest EU Research and Innovation program ever established.

Ricardo describes the power of design thinking in this YouTube video.


Tickets are $100


Corporate and Professional Development (CPD) at ECU

CPD@ECU offers a unique range of short courses, designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and resources to get you to where you want to go. We offer niche programs in cybersecurity, the future of work, design thinking, tourism, healthcare, innovation and entrepreneurialism. Our team of facilitators bring national and international expertise and offer real world insights and solutions to the issues we face in today’s workplace.

We also offer professional development in the more traditional areas of leadership and management, team building and conflict management.

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