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Design Thinking: Transform how you Create and Innovate
To succeed in today’s rapidly changing business environment, an organisation needs to re-think how it innovates to compete effectively in their industry or market place. Design Thinking enables you to combine the traditional internal focus on your organisation’s linear objectives and business metrics with an outward creative focus that challenges assumptions and redefines problems to deliver better business outcomes. This program brings together these two worldviews to put the focus on your audiences, end users and customers. By putting human beings at the centre of your innovation efforts, you’ll learn how to turn prototypes into high-value solutions at a much faster rate.
Is this course right for you?
If your role involves analysing your enterprise’s problems and opportunities in order to develop high-value solutions, this program will enable you to create innovative ideas and prototypes for powering success and driving your business strategy. Design Thinking allows you to develop the practical and creative sensibilities used by designers to understand the wants and needs of end users. It will enable you to fast-track innovation to generate higher value by identifying the range of problems to solve and brainstorming prototypes of solutions to test.
Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:
- Recognise the historical, societal and technological shifts leading to Design Thinking
- Empathise with the end user and their needs to extract consumer insights and articulate problem statements
- Brainstorm potential solutions by tapping into the diversity of expertise, personality, opinions and experiences of the core team
- Select and move the best ideas to low-fidelity prototypes to engage smaller audiences faster
- Refine and clarify thinking by observing, testing, questioning and listening
- Engage and collaborate with others departments to change the culture and speed up innovation
The workshop will blend historical context, brainstorming techniques, best practices and case studies to enable participants to take-away actions plans for their companies.
On-Campus Workshop – 1 day face-to-face workshop
The benefits of studying in a classroom setting include being able to share first-hand experiences, ideas and questions with peers and our expert facilitators. You’ll study alongside like-minded people and strengthen your network.
- Comprehensive course notes
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Internet Access
Please advise AIM when booking if you have any dietary or accessibility requests.
Please note that prices for AIM short courses do not include assessment.
AIM facilitators are experienced practitioners with a robust mix of academic and practical expertise. We believe the education of the future managers of Australia to be a highly important task. Who is better placed to teach the art and science of management than those with current, daily real-world experience?
Our motto: By managers, for managers.Payment Options
We require full payment to be made upfront prior to attending the training. Payment options we offer include:
If you would like to spread the cost of your training out our finance partner Zip Money can offer you a line of credit with 6 months interest free and flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment options. For more information on this, visit Zip Money
Gunnar Habitz is a recent AIM graduate of an advanced diploma. After starting his career as an international sales manager, he enrolled with AIM to progress his management and leadership skills. Although based in Switzerland, he travelled to Sydney for 3 months to complete the face-to-face diploma. Searching for the highest quality management information available in Australia, he eventually chose AIM. Here’s his story.
“AIM works for people who need to combine working life with study.”