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Online course: Strategic Design Thinking for Every Day

This is an online course for change makers who want to use Strategic Design Thinking for everyday challenges. You learn to use the whole potential of the approach, going beyond the method and the tools. Equip yourself with the most impactful Design Thinking principles to unlock your innovation capacity in complex, highly constrained situations.

 

Registrations for the upcoming course in February 2021 are now open. Register here.

Course Journey and Duration

This hands-on online course offers collaborative activities over a period of four weeks. From the start of Block 1, you get access to nine modules. We recommend planning a time investment of 90 minutes work per Module (Monday, Wednesday, Friday over the course of three week) that you can match to your schedule. If you want to take part at the active learning cohort, participate in the virtual live sessions and activities to discuss and get feedback every Friday.

If the time schedule don´t allow your participation during the active time of the course, you have the option of following it in an on-demand self-paced manner. You have full flexibility to make use of the learning materials within an 8 weeks access.

 

 

 

Details to the course journey:

  • Start with the Introduction to Strategic Design Thinking and presentation of the course journey.
  • All Modules consist of inspirational ~15 min video lectures, ~45 min hands-on exercises, and further resources. They are available from the first day of Block 1 onwards.
  • Live Sessions take place every Friday at 5 pm CEST on Zoom to get in contact with the Coaching Team and reflect on the course content with the learning community. Participation is voluntary.
  • Peer Review to get feedback on your produced course results is an additional offer and voluntary for participation.
  • Additional Office Hours to get support and your questions answered by the Course Coaching Team take place every Monday, at 5 pm on Zoom as well.

Course Takeaways / 5 reasons to join the course

  1. Get your certificate of participation, a digital openHPI-Academy Badge.
  2. Gain a new perspective on the huge potential of Strategic Design Thinking and its fundamental principles behind.
  3. Experience and work with 158 minutes of video lectures by HPI experts, 8 hours of Live Sessions with the HPI Coaching Team, 16 designed exercises, 11 coaching video tutorials, 20 coaching examples and much more.
  4. Connect with like-minded peers in the HPI learning community.
  5. Start your perfect preparation to become a Strategic Design Thinking Project Teamleader and join the on-campus Professional Track at the HPI Academy. You get a price-off from your online-course investment when your application is accepted and your participation confirmed.

Overview of Blocks and Module Content

The curriculum is based on a precisely structured process that guides you through three Blocks and the Design Thinking process in loops of iteration.

In the three Blocks and nine Modules in total we will introduce nine selected strategic Design Thinking principles:

BLOCK 1: Human Needs as Innovation Source – Principles Empathy, Prototyping, Systems Thinking

BLOCK 2: Multiperspectivity as Innovation Amplifier – Principles Diversity, Synthesis, Analogy

BLOCK 3: Experiments as Innovation Motor – Principles Space, Iteration, Storytelling

Learning Experience Design

The Strategic Design Thinking online course takes place on openHPI and makes use of different learning modes, all designed to help you understand and immediately apply your new knowledge. Every Module is based on the following Learning Experience Model.

Get here inspired by video lectures from HPI expert Annie Kerguenne, introducing the strategic Design Thinking principles, their scientific frameworks behind and practical application.

 

 

 

  • Get inspired by video lectures from HPI expert Annie Kerguenne , introducing the strategic Design Thinking principles, their scientific frameworks behind and  practical application. Video time: approx. 15 minutes.  
  • Do Hands-on exercises that are designed to help you immediately practice what you have learned. The Coaching Team provides you with learning material to try out your skills and capture your applied work. Exercise time: approx.. 45 minutes
  • Share your outcomes and learnings with the community on openHPI and reflect together in the Live Sessions for an active learning experience.
  • Evaluate your peers’ work in the final peer-to-peer assessment and get feedback on your own produced results as well. Taking part is voluntary.

Your HPI certificate, a confirmation of participation, is issued to those who have completed at least 75% of the course material.

During the program, participants work on real challenges to apply their knowledge:

  • either to the Design Thinking course challenge „Re-Design the learning experience in a world where schools do not exist“,
  • or to individual challenges tackling (everyday) problems developing Design Thinking Hacks. Those are small interventions with high leverage effect where Design Thinking has been applied to overcome system-immanent hurdles or constraints. 

At the end of the course, participants are invited to come together in a virtual Design Thinking Hacking Jam to share their solutions and Hacks with the community.

HPI Coaching Team and Community

This online course is developed by HPI experts with specialized experience in developing Design Thinking offers and programs for executives over the last decade. The inputs are based on leadership and strategy knowledge as well as daily practices from global companies, organizations and individual leaders. Scientific research results and frameworks to successfully manage complexity will ensure the transfer in your context.

The Online Coaching Team brings in their expertise in teaching and facilitating experiential learning in agile working methods. They support you on your learning journey with guidance and tutorials for your designed course material, fostering peer connection and providing feedback on your produced course results.

Get inspiration from the collective intelligence of the participant community. The HPI online course community consist of passionate and curious professionals that want to drive innovation and organizational change within their organization: a like-minded community of continuous learners striving to support their personal development.

Participant Profile and Requirements

It is a practice-focused, very condensed format that will allow:

You as an interested new Design Thinking pioneer to get a compact insight into Strategic Design Thinking and unlock your hidden innovation capacity in times of extreme constraints. An affinity towards human-centered design is sufficient to take part in this online training.

You as a Design Thinking practitioner / Professional Track alumni to refresh and easily share the Design Thinking strategies to manage complexity with your colleagues. Thus, you will discover new application areas as this online learning course is targeted on taking practice into application in every-day life.

It is a practice-focused, very condensed format that will allow:

You as an interested new Design Thinking pioneer to get a compact insight into Strategic Design Thinking and unlock your hidden innovation capacity in times of extreme constraints. An affinity towards human-centered design is sufficient to take part in this online training.

You as a Design Thinking practitioner / Professional Track alumni to refresh and easily share the Design Thinking strategies to manage complexity with your colleagues. Thus, you will discover new application areas as this online learning course is targeted on taking practice into application in every-day life.

Register now

Save your spot now and participate in the Strategic Design Thinking for Every Day online course spring 2021 by registering here.

This online training is part of the blended learning offer complementary to the on-campus Professional Track by the HPI Academy.