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code: A4Q-DTF

The Design Thinking Foundation course is a practical training course aimed at business and technical professionals who desire a basic understanding of this collaborative innovation-seeking approach to problem solving and solutions development. Participants will learn the basics of design thinking and various approaches to identifying and evaluating creative and practical solutions to business challenges.

This two-day course provides sufficient time for taking an exam on the second day. The course consists of lecture/demonstrations and hands-on exercises. The certification exam is a 40-question multiple-choice exam. The Design Thinking certification is awarded to those who successfully pass the exam.

 By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Explain the design thinking approach to solving problems
  • Apply design thinking approaches and tools to a variety of challenges and problems
  • Participate positively in collaborative ideation and evaluation.

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to understand the theory of Design Thinking and how to apply this human-centred approach to achieve real business value. This includes:

  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • UX Designers
  • Designers
  • Anyone involved in coaching or training teams seeking to implement design thinking
  • Managers seeking to understand how design thinking can add value in their organization
  • Business Analysts working with design thinking teams


Conspect Show list

  1. Introduction
  2. Design Thinking Background
    • Definition of design thinking
    • Business uses of design thinking
    • Variety within design thinking discipline
    • Design thinking mindset
  3. Hands-on Preparation
    • Concept: empathy
    • Concept: ethnography
    • Concept: A design thinking process: Designing for Growth
    • Method: What is: journey mapping
    • Method: What is: value chain analysis
    • Method: What is: mind mapping
  4. Hands-on Process Stage: What is
  5. Design Thinking Processes
    • Concept: Numerous approaches
    • Concept: Double Diamond
    • Concept: 5 Stage d.School
    • Concept: Role of project management
  6. Hands-on Preparation
    • Concept: divergent thinking
    • Concept: convergent thinking
    • Concept: visual thinking
    • Method: What if: visualization
    • Method: What if: brainstorming
    • Method: What if: concept development
  7. Hands-on Process Stage: What if
  8. Design Thinking Resources
    • Concept: people
    • Concept: place
    • Concept: materials
    • Concept: organizational fit
  9. Hands-on Preparation
    • Concept: assumption testing
    • Concept: prototyping
    • Method: What wows: assumption testing
    • Method: What wows: rapid prototyping
  10. Hands-on Process Stage: What wows
  11. Hands-on Preparation
    • Concept: Time for learning and validation
    • Concept: Purposeful use of tools and alignment with process
    • Concept: Apply design thinking to product development
    • Method: What works: customer co-creation
    • Method: What works: learning launch
  12. Hands-on Process Stage: What works
  13. Design Thinking Foundation Exam
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Difficulty level
Duration 2 days

This course prepares you for Design Thinking Foundation certification exam which is an integral part of the course.

Successful completion of the training course, as well as passing the exam, are required to attain the Design Thinking Foundation certification.

For each participant in an authorized training Design Thinking Foundation at Compendium CE, A4Q Design Thinking Foundation Level exam is included in training price.



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Traditional training

Sessions organised at Compendium CE are usually held in our locations in Kraków and Warsaw, but also in venues designated by the client. The group participating in training meets at a specific place and specific time with a coach and actively participates in laboratory sessions.



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Traditional materials: The price includes standard materials issued in the form of paper books, printed or other, depending on the arrangements with the manufacturer.




The training prepares you for an optional Optional Certification Exam.

During the training: the exam in this form is given the last day of training in the training room under the supervision of the trainer.

Online at home: the exam in this form is delivered on your own computer anywhere after prior verification of its required configuration, among others. Internet access, webcam, microphone. The examination is conducted under the supervision of a remote proctor and can be completed within 3 months of the completion of the training.

Pearson VUE: This exam is delivered through Pearson VUE authorized testing centers across the country. When you purchase a voucher for the exam in this form you can complete it within 1 year of the end of the training.



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