Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Organisations are currently facing some of the most complex issues to date. We’re grappling with climate change, social justice, and rapidly changing technologies, alongside changing business models that question what “value creation” means. Solving these problems requires teams to collaborate, share ideas and use their combined creative skills. These teams will need a reliable process to guide them along the journey. The Design Thinking Framework is the solution. It will assist you and your team develop Ideas that will meet the identified needs of the user, and to innovate in ways the drive business value. If you need to find desirable, viable and feasible solutions to complex problems then enrol today and start your team’s transformation to innovation, powered using design thinking.
Create Innovative Teams with Design Thinking
Explore the role of design thinking for teams with the University of Adelaide
A design thinking approach is crucial for problem-solving and encouraging innovation. On this four-week course from the University of Adelaide, you’ll learn how to implement design thinking principles to increase innovation in your team.
The course has been carefully designed to help you gain practical knowledge you can use in your context. You’ll learn the basics of design thinking to enable your team to generate and implement ideas rapidly.
By the end, you’ll understand how to analyse your own team environment and get started with design thinking for innovation.
Unpack the principles of design thinking
As you learn what design thinking is and how it differs from other approaches, you’ll discover the benefits of this approach for teams and organisations.
You’ll learn the core principles of design thinking and how they work in action. This knowledge will ensure you know how to apply the principles to problem-solve in your context.
Delve into idea generation
Idea generation is an important component of innovative teams. On the course, you’ll learn how to implement team-based methods for idea generation.
You’ll learn techniques for idea expansion and visualisation, as well as selection, refinement, and implementation.
Learn how to implement design thinking in a team environment
With the knowledge of design thinking principles and benefits, you’ll then learn how to implement design thinking within your team environment.
Exploring real-life examples, you’ll learn the steps you can take to bring design thinking to your team and overcome the hurdles you may encounter.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the benefits of implementing design thinking in a team environment.
- Apply principles of design thinking to develop well-defined problem statements.
- Identify team-based methods for expanding, refining, visualising, and implementing ideas.
- Explain how design thinking could be implemented in a team environment.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for new or emerging managers, or team leaders from any industry.
You’ll be supported to upskill and update your approach to management, no matter what industry you are working in.
Please note, Stephan is not able to join the discussions or respond to individual comments, however, the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion - supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.
Who developed the course?
World rankingTop 110Source: QS World University Rankings 2023
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