Course Description

  • Why learn Design Thinking?

    Strategic thinkers are in high demand because they are adept at providing creative business solutions to enhance products and services. Design Thinking will open a whole new world to you, no matter what industry you’re in. This way of thinking and working collaboratively will help you to develop innovative solutions. You will learn how to develop strong user empathy, helping you build products that customers will truly love. With over 65k job openings across the world for Design Thinking professionals, there is no shortage of exciting opportunities in this domain. The average annual salary for a Design Thinking professional is $88,372 in the US (Source: ZipRecruiter)


  • What are the course objectives?

    This Design Thinking certification course will give you an overview of ImaginXP 5D Design Framework alongside real-life case studies. You will learn to identify problems and define requirements, frame, ideate, prototype, test, and implement a solution or a business idea. This course will help you implement out-of-the-box thinking to clearly define market fit and growth of your product and business.


  • What skills will you learn?

    At the end of this Design Thinking training, you will be able to: 

    • Comprehend the Design Thinking framework
    • Define project stakeholders and determine design problems
    • Understand and define customer requirements
    • Set precise, actionable, and measurable goals
    • Ideate workshops to create personas and map user journeys
    • Increase engagement rates, conversion rates, and retention rates
    • Create innovative and unique solutions
    • Perform iterative tests
    • Create quick interactive prototypes and mockups 
    • Perform behavioural user testing
    • Leverage feedback from users to refine and optimize your product



  • Who should take this course?

    The Design Thinking certification course is ideal for individuals or organizations who need to improve the efficiency of businesses and industrial processes. The course is best suited for: 

    • Functional Heads
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Top and middle management professionals
    • Agile coaches
    • Business analysts
    • Quality analysts
    • Product managers
    • Project managers

  • What is the patented 5D framework the curriculum follows?

    The curriculum is aligned with the industry's framework, which emphasizes on the 5 pillars of Design Thinking Framework, namely, Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. Simplilearn’s Design Thinking certification course follows a similar 5D framework that strengthens a learners’ skill set and helps to develop a sharp eye for designing.

  • What projects are included in this Design Thinking training course?

    Project 1    

    This project focuses on how different activities in designing a music app, fall under different phases of Design Thinking.

    Project 2    

    This project dives deeper into the ‘Discover’ phase of design thinking, focusing on User Research and designing a digital product from scratch.

    Project 3    

    This project emphasizes on the 'Define' phase of Design Thinking, focusing on user empathy and defining user problems.

    Project 4    

    This project highlights the ‘Dream’ phase of design thinking which focuses on coming up with multiple creative solutions for the problems identified and the insights gained.

    Project 5    

    This project dives deeper into the ‘Dry-Run’ phase of design thinking where learners test their prototypes with various users and draft a report with their observations and recommendations for improvement for the product.

Tools covered

Adobe Invision Sketch

Course Preview

    • Lesson 01 - Design Thinking

      • Introduction to Design Thinking
      • 5D Design Thinking framework
      • Design Thinking Case study
      • Differentiate with Design Thinking
      • Design Thinking for everyone in the organization
    • Lesson 02 - Discover – Discover design problems

      • Overview of the Discover phase
      • Define project stakeholders
      • Methods within Discover
    • Lesson 03 - Define – Frame the design problems

      • Overview of the Define phase
      • Methods within Define
    • Lesson 04 - Dream – Come up with multiple solutions

      • Overview of the Dream phase
      • Methods within Dream phase
    • Lesson 05 - Design – Design the solutions

      • Overview of the Design phase
      • Methods within Design
    • Lesson 06 - Dry-Run – Validate the solutions

      • Overview of the Dry-Run phase
      • Methods within Dry-Run
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Exam & Certification

  • How do I earn my Simplilearn Certificate?

    You can earn your Simplilearn Certificate by attending one batch of Live Virtual Classes and complete all 5 projects of Design Thinking training.

  • What are the prerequisites of this Design Thinking certification course?

    There are no prerequisites for this Design Thinking certification course.


        • What is Design Thinking?

          Design Thinking is an iterative process to comprehend user problems and challenges, helping practitioners redefine problems, identify alternative strategies and solutions. In simple terms; it is a process for creative problem-solving.

        • What are the building blocks of Design Thinking?

          The main building blocks of Design Thinking are:

          • Empathy — Understanding the needs, problems, and challenges of the end user
          • Define — Redefining the problem to look for alternative strategies
          • Ideate — Brainstorming ideas to determine a logical strategy to solve the problem
          • Prototype— Testing those ideas with prototyping

        • How do I enroll in this online training?

          You can enroll in this training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:
          ·     Visa Credit or Debit Card
          ·     MasterCard
          ·     American Express
          ·     Diner’s Club
          ·     PayPal
          Once payment is received, you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

        • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

          Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our Refund Policy.

        • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

          All of our highly-qualified trainers are certified industry experts with more than 15 years of experience in training and working professionally in the field. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation and live training demonstration before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers who maintain a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

        • How can I learn more about this Design Thinking training program?

          Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

        • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

          We offer 24/7 support through email, chat and telephone. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

        • Do you provide a money back guarantee for the training programs?

          Yes. We do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. Refer to our Refund Policy and submit refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

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