Design Thinking Course Overview

This Design Thinking Certification introduces you to the ImaginXP 5D design framework through case studies. You’ll learn how to identify problems, define requirements, and frame, ideate, prototype, test, and implement a business idea. You’ll also learn how to implement techniques for defining market fit and growth of your product and business.

Skills Covered

  • 5D design thinking framework
  • Discover Define Dream Design Dry Run phases
  • Ideate workshops
  • Create innovative solutions
  • Increase conversion rates
  • Perform iterative tests
  • Create interactive prototypes
  • Perform behavioral user testing

Training Options

Corporate Training

Customized to your team's needs

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced e-learning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Course, category, and all-access pricing
  • Enterprise-class learning management system (LMS)
  • Enhanced reporting for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 teaching assistance and support

Course Curriculum


This Design Thinking Training Course is ideal for individuals or organizations that need to improve the efficiency of businesses and industrial processes. This course is best suited for functional heads, entrepreneurs, top and middle management professionals, agile coaches, business analysts, quality analysts, product managers, and project managers.
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There are no prerequisites for this Design Thinking certification online.
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Course Content

  • Design Thinking for Leaders

    • 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

Tools Covered


Industry Project

  • Project 1

    Project 1

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

  • Project 2

    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

    Project 3

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

  • Project 4

    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

    Project 5

    This project focuses on the ‘Dry-Run’ phase of design thinking where learners test their prototypes with various users and draft reports with their observations and recommendations.


Design Thinking Exam & Certification

Design Thinking Certificate
  • How do I earn my Design Thinking Certification?

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

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

    There are no prerequisites for this Design Thinking certification course.

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Design Thinking Course FAQs

  • 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.

  • Why Design Thinking?

    Design Thinking is immensely useful in tackling problems that are not appropriately defined so that the problem can be reframed in human-centric ways, creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing. This is a perfect blend of Human Desirability, Technology Feasibility, and Economic Viability.

  • 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 Design Thinking Certification for employees helps organizations?

    Design Thinking is a process used to fix highly complex problems in a human-centric way. It helps you to understand and prioritizes tangible outcomes, allowing you to focus on solutions rather than fixing obstacles and challenges. Therefore, a Design Thinking certification can help to set you apart from the crowd and enrich your practice as a UX designer. Also, you will be able to optimize the way you work with your team and other stakeholders.


    A Design Thinking certification is also extremely important if you’re working as a freelance designer or consultant. Also, a certification will ensure that you are well-versed in the concept behind the methodology and give you more credibility that clients are actually looking in the market.

  • How do I enroll in this online Design Thinking training course?


    You can enroll in this Design Thinking course 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 for this Design Thinking Course 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 Course?

    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.

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

    The curriculum is aligned with the industry's framework, which emphasizes the 5 pillars of the 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.

  • Who should take this Design Thinking Training Course?

    The Design Thinking 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

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.