SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

Faced with an ever-increasing pace and complexity, organizations are in dire need for new types of approaches for enacting development. DesignPlus Masterclcass is about learning how we can harness design approaches to create new value.

Design thinking is an exploratory process, which allows unexpected discoveries along the way. It is iterative and non-linear by nature and differs significantly from the planning-centric, milestone-based processes that define traditional business practices. However, it is not disorganised or undisciplined. Instead, design thinking aims to create outcomes through inspiration, ideation, and implementation based on empathy, reframing, prototypng and co-creation in diverse groups.

Design thinking allows people and companies to:
  • Combine creative and analytical thinking
  • Find customer/organisation needs and dreams
  • Re-define problems
  • Create range of possible solutions
  • Get beyond obvious ideas
  • Prototype
  • Continuously iterate
This 1-day course is organized with a few parts studying the interconnection between identification of user needs and strategizing practices, explaining about design thinking in innovation projects and organizational culture, with participants trying out some exercises.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Participants are guided to scope and understanding the challenges from a user-centric lens.

- Design Thinking derives from the designers’ way of thinking, from their mindset and approach to work. It is a method that anyone can use. Design Thinking is founded on the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in generating ideas, insights and solutions, and rationality to analyse and match solutions to the context. To be a successful design thinker, it means you are at the same time analytical and empathic, rational and emotional, methodical and intuitive. You must be able to remain spontaneous while being goal-oriented and can work under pressure and within constraints. This is useful as if you are told to use design thinking and be creative to tackle ill-defined problems, that’s where they have to use such attributes.

Participants will be guided to define the challenges they want to create solutions for.

- An integral part of the Design Thinking process is the definition of a meaningful and actionable problem statement, which the design thinker will focus on solving. This is perhaps the most challenging part of the Design Thinking process, as the definition of a problem (also called a design challenge) will require you to synthesise your observations about your users from the first stage in the Design Thinking process, which is called the Empathise stage. When you learn how to master the definition of your problem, problem statement, or design challenge, it will greatly improve your Design Thinking process and result. Why? A great definition of your problem statement will guide you and your team’s work and kick start the ideation process in the right direction. It will bring about clarity and focus to the design space.

Who Should Attend

Open to all working professionals who are using or wish to use design thinking to optimise for innovation in their organisation or product creation, such as:
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Researchers
  • Strategists

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Schedule

Topics
Workshop briefing and introduction to Design Thinking framework
Plenary A: Participants are guided to scope and understanding the challenges from a user-centric lens
Quiz
Breakout/Coaching session
Plenary B: Participants will be guided to define the challenges they want to create solutions for
Quiz
Breakout/Coaching session
Group discussion and Q&A on Design Thinking tools
Wrap-up and Key Takeaways

Fees

 
Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $856.00 $256.80
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $856.00 $96.80
Non-Singaporeans $856.00 Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme
SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue Online
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 30 Nov 2021 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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