Institute of Design Knowledge

Design is good for business.

 

We introduce Design Thinking to business leaders and inspire innovative ways to run business. Learn the methods and tools via a systematic approach to bring positive change to workflows, products and services, with a human-centred focus.

 
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  620 Design Professionals and Senior Business Executives Enrolled   We need leaders that can deal with the future complexity and uncertainty. Design thinking strengthens creative confidence, critical thinking, collaboration, clarity and empathy.

700+ Design Professionals and Senior Business Executives Enrolled

We need leaders that can deal with the future complexity and uncertainty. Design thinking strengthens creative confidence, critical thinking, collaboration, clarity and empathy.

  100+ Participants Trained for EMBA   IDLP modules developed under the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s EMBA programmes help executive-level business decision makers strategise, plan, organise and deliver creative business solutions, with a focus on design leadership and innovation management across the public, non-profit and private sectors, with strategic partnership with international faculties from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Delft University of Technology.

100+ Participants Trained for EMBA

Learning modules developed under the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s EMBA programmes help executive-level business decision makers strategise, plan, organise and deliver creative business solutions, with a focus on design leadership and innovation management across the public, non-profit and private sectors, with strategic partnership with international faculties from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Delft University of Technology.

 

OUR COURSES


Design Thinking

This introductory course brings students through the basic principles of design thinking. Through hands-on learning, participants get their first experience in the mindsets and process used in this approach.

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Design Mindsets

Learn the ways of thinking that help you lead innovation and navigate complexity and uncertainty: Creative confidence, critical thinking, decision- making, collaboration, empathy.

Design Process

Follow the design process: discover, define, develop, deliver. Try design thinking using a problem statement that is relevant to your own field of work. Learn how to apply the skills in your everyday work.

Case Studies

Learn about how design thinking is being used through a gallery of design stories relevant to your own field.


Design Doing

This course gives students a more in-depth experience of practicing design thinking. Participants are given a challenge and are guided through a detailed design process over two days.

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Design Methods

You’ll interview real users about a challenge, observe situations and draw insight from them, work together in teams to brainstorm, frame a problem and come up with ideas. Then prototype your concepts for presentation.

Design Process

A significant portion of the course is dedicated to experiencing and practicing the design process. You’ll discover new ideas, define a problem statement, develop concepts and deliver your concepts in a presentation to the group.

Design Mindsets

Get hands-on experience practicing the mindsets that help you navigate complexity and uncertainty: Creative confidence, critical thinking, decision- making, collaboration, empathy.