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Design Thinking for Innovation

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Use creative design thinking to develop innovative business solutions.

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2 Nov 2020

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6 weeks (5-8 hours per week) 100% online
A$ 990 incl GST


100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn Design Thinking for Innovation

Design thinking is core to many of the most successful businesses, and combines critical thinking and creativity to solve problems. Design thinking for innovation short course teaches you how to apply the best creative and analytical tools to develop real solutions for real needs, including personas, empathy mapping, prototyping and iteration models.  Change your mindset to focus on solutions and boost creativity in your workplace. 


How does it work

Throughout the course, you’ll work to on your own problem statement and complete your own design thinking project that you can take with you and present back to your organisation, start-up or peers.

Skills learned

Human centred design, Empathy mapping and personas, working with customer insights, Prototyping, Iteration, User Experience, Product roadmap, MVP.

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Course Structure

Module 1

Human Centred Design

What is HCD?

Your HCD Journey

The Double Diamond

Module 2

Get to know your customer

Why talk to humans now?

Know your customer

Empathy mapping and personas

Module 3

Frame the challenge

Find insights from research

Develop customer insights

Frame your design challenge

Module 4

Ideate and prototype


Rapid low-fi prototyping

Prototype towards a design solution

Module 5

Iterate and pitch your solution


Test and learn

Pitch your solution

Module 6

Review and what's next

Review your pitch

Product roadmap and MVP

User Experience (UX)

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

REA Group is a digital advertising company that operates Australia’s leading property and real estate websites in Europe, Asia and the US.

Tigerspike is a global business, spanning nine offices across five continents. It is one of the largest specialised enterprise mobility companies in the world, blending technology with human expertise to deliver business outcomes, fast.

Why choose RMIT Online

Get a world-class education and transform your career.

Real world skills

Develop skills that have been validated by industry, while getting credentialed by a world-leading university.

Industry connected

You'll gain knowledge and practical skills from renowned industry partners who are at the forefront of their field.

Flexible delivery

Advance your career while you study. RMIT Online courses let you balance work, study and life commitments.

Supported community

Be guided by a network of industry experts and peers, and supported by our dedicated success team.

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