Applied Design Thinking Professional (ADTP)


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  • Duration: 1-Day / 8 Hours
  • Certification: Participants will receive a Certificate of Competency upon successfully completing the course and passing the examination
  • Who Should Attend: Business Leaders, CEO, Directors, Marketing Director, Solution Developers, Startup, Entrepreneurs and Anyone seeking to acquire advanced knowledge on how to solve problems in a user-centric way.
Course Objective

Acquire knowledge and applicable skillsets in design thinking approaches to kickstart a digital transformation journey

Learn how to transform innovative ideas into testable products or processes swiftly and solve problems in a user-centric method


No pre-requisite. Applied Design Thinking Professional is suitable for everyone.


Participants are required to attempt an examination upon completion of course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to Design Thinking based on the syllabus covered

Participants are expected to score a minimum of 70% to pass the examination

Course Outline

Module 1
Introduction to Design Thinking

Design thinking is a problem-solving approach that focuses on understanding users' needs, ideating creative solutions, and prototyping to test and refine ideas. It encourages experimentation, empathy, and iterative design to develop products, services, and experiences that meet people's real-world needs.

Topics Covered

  • What is Design Thinking?
  • Design Thinking for Digital Transformation
  • Advancing Design Thinking with ChatGPT
  • Developing a Designer Mindset
  • Deep Dive into Design Thinking
  • Impact of Design Thinking on Organizations
  • Application of Design Thinking in Strategic Innovation
  • Understanding the Change Management Paradigms

Module 2
Adoption of Design Thinking in Digital Organization

Digital organizations are adopting design thinking to enhance user experience, drive innovation, and solve complex problems. It empowers teams to collaborate, iterate, and test ideas rapidly, leading to better products and services. Design thinking enables organizations to stay agile and customer-centric in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Topics Covered

  • Why Organizations Implement Design Thinking?
  • Leadership and Design
  • Understanding the Design Journey
  • Application of Design Thinking in the Digital Economy
  • Design Thinking Principles
  • Inclusion, Disruption, and Perspective

Module 3
Design Thinking Approaches

Design thinking can drive digital transformation by helping organizations identify pain points, envision new digital experiences, and develop user-centric solutions. It involves user research, prototyping, and iterative testing to validate and refine ideas. It enables organizations to create innovative digital products and services that meet customers' needs and enhance their overall experience. By adopting design thinking, organizations can stay ahead of the digital curve and drive meaningful transformation.

Topics Covered

  • Storytelling in Design Thinking
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Making Sense in Design Thinking
  • Value Redefinition
  • Experiential Design Approach
  • Humanization of Design
  • Rapid prototyping to Build a Creative Culture
  • Business Model Redesigning

Module 4
Attributes of Successful Design Thinking Application

Successful application of design thinking requires a human-centered approach, empathy, collaboration, experimentation, and an iterative mindset. It involves a deep understanding of users' needs, rapid prototyping, testing, and feedback.

Topics Covered

  • Attribute of Scaling and Expanding Design Thinking Application
  • Creating an Inclusive Organization
  • Finding the Right Problem
  • Creating Culture Awareness
  • Design Thinking as a Confrontation Tool
  • Creating a Creative Space
  • Increasing Competency to Communicate
  • Leadership Alignment
  • Rediscovering the Purpose

Module 5
Putting Everything Together

Putting everything together in design thinking involves a holistic approach that combines empathy, creativity, prototyping, and testing to develop innovative and user-centric solutions to complex problems.

Topics Covered

  • Reframing Design Thinking
  • Design Thinking as a Mindset
  • Design Thinking as a Technology or Collaborative Platform
  • Design Thinking within a System
  • Develop a Design Thinking Program
  • Design Thinking Governance

Applied Design Thinking Professional (ADTP) involves rigorous usage of real-time case studies, role playing and group discussion

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