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Facilitation

For Creative Leadership

Take your facilitation skills to the next level, supported by our coaches. In our dynamic two-day course, you’ll hone the skills you need to guide innovation and service design in business. And you’ll explore how to manage different personality types and learn effective tools

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10th – 11th Nov
09.30 – 17.30
Central London
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Design Thinkers

Bootcamp

Join us on our intensive Bootcamp and you’ll explore every stage of the design and innovation cycle. You’ll build your knowledge across five fast-paced days, from user-centric research to prototyping ideas to the final pitch.

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21st – 25th Nov
09.30 – 17.30
Central London
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Customer Closeness

Research for Innovation

Take a deep dive into ethnographic and observational research techniques over three intense days. You’ll learn how to look through your customers’ eyes, understand their behaviours and needs, create actionable insights – and leave with a platform for innovation in business.

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23rd – 25th Jan
09.30 – 17.30
Central London
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Design Thinkers

Bootcamp

Join us on our intensive Bootcamp and you’ll explore every stage of the design and innovation cycle. You’ll build your knowledge across five fast-paced days, from user-centric research to prototyping ideas to the final pitch.

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Team

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20th – 24th Mar
09.30 – 17.30
Central London

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TAILOR A COURSE

We have a long track record of designing customised courses for business. You can tailor any of our open courses for your organisation. Ask us to run a one-off stimulus workshop, train your leaders in design thinking or help you build an innovation culture across your business.

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What Design Can Do Against Violence

What Design Can Do Against Violence

Bas van Lier

Short Read

How can design help fight taboos around violence and abuse in society? In this short read, Bas van Lier documents a Design Thinkers Academy Workshop at the Dutch conference What Design Can Do. In this session the participants experienced how design thinking can be used to pose the right questions and find solutions to respond and tackle current issues in society.

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Unlocking insight: doing ‘divergent thinking’ well

Unlocking insight: doing ‘divergent thinking’ well

Becky Rowe

Short Read

How do you innovate at work if ‘being creative’ is outside your experience and comfort zone? In this Short Read, Becky Rowe argues that the key to divergent thinking is actually better research. This requires moving beyond some traditional research methods and taking an ethnographic approach.

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Clive Grinyer

Long Read

Who started design thinking? And where is it heading? In our Long Read, Clive Grinyer charts design thinking’s growth from a niche activity to a mainstream practice. Pulling examples from the worlds of technology, public sector and finance, Clive argues that we need design thinking and designers more than ever.

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MEET BECKY ROWE

A specialist in behavioural insight, Becky’s recently led projects for the Department of Health, the BBC and Ebay. Her enthusiasm for understanding peoples’ needs is infectious, and she has the ability to inspire and catalyse platforms for innovation in business.

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