Offered in collaboration with the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP.org) and 20-20 Innovation Inc.‘s Business Partner Network, this course provides participants with the knowledge to build a solid foundation in Design Thinking to apply in projects across industries. Additionally, it offers guidance for participants on how to prepare for the IAOIP Design Thinking certification exam.
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To maximize comprehension and create excitement, we themed the course after car racing. We built the exercises to follow a race competition with five racing teams: Ford, Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine, & Matra.
Every participant will be assigned to one of those teams and informed before the course start. Each candidate will take a profiler from our corporate sponsor SwarmVision Enterprise Software, to understand their innovation style and assign them to the best team possible.
We introduce a structured method for Design Thinking coupled with real-world case studies to drive a high-level of understanding.
Also, we aligned IAOIP’s Certification Exam Study guide with sections of the course to prepare for the exam. Participants will receive IAOIP’s certification exam study guide (a $15 value) and an official IAOIP Course completion certificate.
During the course, the teams will go through 2 qualifying rounds, one practice run, and then the race, which will be the teams’ final project. We selected a distinguished panel of judges to rank the final projects for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners. Winners will receive $50/member (1st), $25/member (2nd), and $15/member (3rd) prizes, respectively.
We deliver the course through Zoom Video Conferencing and Miro Whiteboards for an impactful and rich collaboration experience. We also want to thank our corporate sponsor SwarmVision Enterprise Software for providing their platform to help participants understand and get the right insights about their innovation style.
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- Introduction to Design Thinking and its value.
- Understanding empathy and its importance for customers
- Learning the Design Thinking framework for real-world problem
- Practice and apply learned methods and techniques in break-out sessions and a final group project.
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- Certificate of completion from the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP)
- The official IAOIP study guide to prepare for the Design Thinking Certification exam (a $15 value)
- Enrollment in IAOIP for 1 year for new members or an Exam Voucher for the Design Thinking Certification Exam for existing members
- Student handbook
- Chance to win Amazon gift card prizes for winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the final group project
- A $10 Amazon gift card for completing the course survey at the end of the course and nominating fellow colleagues
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Fadi Jawdat Al Hindi
Dr. Sorin Cohn-Sfetcu
Dr. Sadegh (Ben) Babaii
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Students have to prepare for the course through a reading assignment and learning one of the course’s field tools: Miro. Each activity will take roughly one hour to complete and will be sent to the student with the names and emails of their fellow group members. All content for this course is designed on-line and considers access from mobile and tablet devices as the norm.
- SwarmVision Profiler: Take the SwarmVision profiler survey to assess your innovation skills and style
- Case Studies: Design Thinking projects that have changed the world (1 Hour)
- YouTube Videos & Training Miro board link with instructions (1 Hour)
Class is delivered via Zoom.
5 Consecutive days (Sunday-Thursday)
* From 12 Noon – 4 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
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Duration: 4 Hours
1.1 Participants Intro, Course Intro, Tools Foundations
1.2 Introduction to Design Thinking
1.3 Qualifying Round 1: Problem to solve & Presentations
Duration: 4 Hours
2.1 Module 2: Empathy & Personas
2.2 Qualifying Round 2: Personas Development & Presentations
2.3 Review & Closure
Duration: 4 Hours
3.1 Module 3: Ideation
3.2 Practice Run 1: Ideation Exercise & Presentations
3.3 Review & Closure
Duration: 4 Hours
4.1 Module 3: Customer Journey Design
4.2 Practice Run 2: Customer Journey Exercise & Presentations
4.3 Module 4: Testing & Prototyping
Duration: 5 Hours
5.1 Race Day Kick-off: Group Project Start
5.2 Finish Line: Presentations & Judging
5.3 Awards & Course closure
5.4 Happy Hour (Optional)
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