Starting with Design Thinking

Learn what design thinking is and how to start applying the principles, process, mindset, and techniques

Begin with design thinking in this introductory online workshop. Learn what design thinking is and how to start applying the principles, process, mindset, and techniques to grow.

In this design thinking 101 experience, you'll gain awareness into what design thinking is and how to begin applying it in your own work. Find out what the most popular human-centered design frameworks are and begin to apply this powerful approach to innovation. You'll see how to prototype (in small ways) common activities you can use to learn about your users and define what challenges you can solve. Learn about gaining empathy for your customer or user through creating personas and journey maps. See the steps to take for your own design thinking project to move forward from understanding of who you are designing for and their journey, into ideas you can co-create for and with them.

This online workshop is recommended for those new to design thinking who would like to learn the basics and even get ready for starting a design thinking project or process. Use these human-centered methods to create and design your next innovations for those people important to you.

Your Instructor

Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.

Darin Eich, Ph.D. is an innovation training workshop designer, design thinking training facilitator, keynote speaker & the founder of His speciality is designing and facilitating high-impact innovative leadership programs. He is also the author of Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Create & Develop Ideas for your Challenge and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.

Darin's passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Darin is a conference keynote speaker and helps institutions develop leadership programs & retreats. He also facilitates professional brainstorming, facilitation training, and innovation sessions for large organizations.

A variety of organizations listed below have utilized Darin's innovative facilitation, consulting, keynotes & workshops, and leadership development programs for training and innovation. Our programs and expertise have also been featured in various media publications.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I get a certificate of completion when I finish the online workshop?
Yes, there is a digital certificate of completion that gets issued when you complete all of the workshop modules. You can download or share this certificate to verify you completed the online workshop course.

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