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Cultivating Innovation Through
Design Thinking

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Tangent’s talent development programmes are designed to help organisations and individuals develop new thinking and practice; to shape their future and recognise the opportunities therein. We offer open courses, in-house training, masterclasses, summer schools and boot-camps in the areas of creativity, innovation, design skills and corporate entrepreneurship.

Cultivating Innovation Through Design Thinking

We live and work in a world of interlocking systems, where many of the problems we face are dynamic, multifaceted and inherently human. How can we effectively support individuals while simultaneously changing big systems? Design Thinking offers an approach based on rapid adaptation and iteration for addressing these challenges.

Daniel Rogers, Ph.D
Course Director

Design Thinking has its roots in industrial design and engineering but borrows from psychology, computer science and ethnography. It provides a framework for solving problems creatively using empathy and rapid prototype development and works most effectively in multidisciplinary or cross-functional teams.

Welcome

Welcome

1-Day Masterclass Delivered Online

What topics will you cover?

This one-day Masterclass will equip you with basic tools of Design Thinking Methodology. Core concepts, such as creativity and generation of new ideas, convergent and divergent thinking and you will learn how to apply the principles of Design Thinking within your own business and organisation. With a focus on experiential learning, you will work on a group class-based challenge. Be prepared to be up on your feet.

  • Session 1: Understand Creativity and Generation of new Ideas

  • Session 2: Apply Design Thinking concept to creative problem solving

  • Session 3: Understand how to apply convergent and divergent thinking in the creative process

  • Session 4: Apply the principles of Design Thinking in an experiential way to your business

At the end of this Masterclass, you will be able to:

  1. Apply key principles underlying Design Thinking as a process for problem-solving
  2. Rapidly prototype solutions to communicate ideas and obtain feedback
  3. Develop skills in empathy, problem definition, idea generation and prototype development
  4. Reflect on how Design Thinking could be applied within a wide variety of contexts (including your own work)
  5. Appraise the value of Design Thinking to specific complex problems
  6. Articulate the value of creative solutions in a meaningful and concise manner through pitching.

Who is this course for?

This course is relevant to professionals with a work related interest, those dealing directly with clients including Accountants, Solicitors, Engineers, those working in banking, Health Care, Public Service and Technology Professionals.

When does the course start?

  • Dates: October 8th 2020 (1 day)

  • Schedule: 9.00am - 5.00pm

  • Format: The course will be delivered through Trinity’s Virtual Learning Environment Blackboard, using videos, interactive presentations, case studies, and additional resources.

  • Course Fees: €625

Registration closes on September 15th 2020 at 5pm.

Who teaches the course?

Karl Thomas, Ph.D
Creatovation

Dr Karl Thomas holds a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin where his research involved analysis of concepts related to creativity, critical thinking and cultural perceptions. His focus is on developing people who think differently in the field of innovation, creating future leaders who understand the value of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative problem solving as fundamental features of the innovation and business ecosystem.

Karl’s focus is on developing high performing people who think differently in the field of business and innovation, creating future leaders who understand the value of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative problem solving as fundamental features of the innovation and business ecosystem.

How do I register and pay for the course?

Application is Open – Apply now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Complete the form.

  2. Follow up call will be scheduled.

  3. Payment link will be sent to you and you are all set.

Closing date for course registration is September 15th 2020 at 5pm.

Course fees of €625 include access to the course via Blackboard for 6 weeks and a certificate of completion when all multiple choice questions have been attempted.

Please be aware that participation in the course does not include access to the Trinity Library or other student services.

This course can be considered towards CPD for professionals.

TCD Tangent Certificate of competition is conferred on all who complete the course.