Transform your team with
human-centric design

The Design Thinking in Practice programme is your launchpad for turning innovative ideas into real-world solutions. 

Learn by doing, and acquire the skills needed to make a meaningful impact on the challenges that matter most to you and your business.

4000

Students and professionals having completed a programme since 2016

120

Programmes run since 2016

50

Corporate Clients

About the Design Thinking in Practice Executive Education Programme

The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at the University of Cape Town focuses on cultivating a design-led mindset across our programme offering to understand contemporary complex challenges, identify opportunities and find innovative solutions.

Aimed at professionals, the Design Thinking in Practice executive education programme is an immersive deep-dive into design-led thinking. Delegates learn how to co-create solutions for complex, real-world problems using design thinking methodologies and practices.

This three-day, in-depth introductory programme aims to equip you with a new mindset so you’re able to work differently in your organisation. It’s a highly collaborative and practice-led experience that focuses on applied learning throughout.

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Course Overview

This course will help you and your team:

  • learn how and where to apply design thinking in complex, real-world scenarios.
  • gain insight into human-centred problem solving.
  • become more creatively confident.
  • improve your ability to work in multidisciplinary and diverse teams.

Who is this course for?

The Design Thinking in Practice Executive Education Programme is an ideal learning solution for organisations and professionals who want to:

  • make a difference as future-ready leaders and innovators.
  • develop a culture of design-led innovation.
  • drive new ways of thinking and working in their teams.
  • learn how to work and effectively collaborate in multidisciplinary teams.
  • develop human-centred solutions to complex challenges.

How is the Design Thinking in Practice Executive Education Programme delivered?

Delegates will need to commit their availability to present and partake for the full sessions across the 3-day programme.

Minimum Requirements

Delegates will need to commit their availability to present and partake for the full sessions across the 3-day programme.

Course Content

  • Introduction to design thinking.
  • Design thinking process explained.
  • Team-based practical exercise.
  • Immersive experience in the first 5 phases of the design thinking process.

Upcoming Course Dates

  • 3 to 5 June 2024

  • 9 to 11 September 2024

Next Application Deadline:

  • 24 May 2024

Course Fee:

  • R19 500

64+

Students and professionals having completed a programme since 2016

120

Programmes run since 2016

50

Corporate Clients

50

Corporate Clients