Design Thinking PRACTICE

COURSE Description

Module Code: IBS-DT

Credit Value: 2

Learning Mode: Online Class (Facilitated Training)

Synopsis :

The earliest creativity and design concepts dates back to 1950s to 1960s. Design Thinking was coined in 1959 and is used to define and understand problems, create a human-centric and innovative solution to resolve the problems. In this interactive, hands-on and theoreotical workshop, participants will walk through the 5 stages of Design Thinking:

  1. Empathy

  2. Define

  3. Ideate

  4. Prototype

  5. Test

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learning unit, learners will learn:

  • Apply design thinking methodologies to define design problems

  • Generate new ideas for the organisation

  • Uncover opportunities for applying design thinking across the organisation

  • Utilise metrics to benchmark and measure outcomes of design ideas and solutions

  • Implement plans to embed design thinking across the organisation

  • Facilitate the development and execution of design concepts through prototypes

  • Present and communicate the design outcomes and process for design ideas

COURSE Outline

There are 3 customizable tracks for organisations:

  • General Track (*offered to public only)

  • Blockchain Track

  • Entrepreneurship Track

Day 1

  • What is Design Thinking

  • Why Design Thinking

  • Traits of a Design Thinker

  • Who is Using Design Thinking

  • How to apply Design Thinking

  • Identify Target Audience

  • Research Target Audience

  • Empathy Building

  • Examples of Empathy

  • Define Problem Statement

  • Examples of Problem Statement

  • Reframing Problem Statement

  • An Ideal Problem Statement

  • Ideation Tools

  • Ideas Voting

  • Ideas Generation

  • From Ideas to Solution

  • Craft Solution Statement

Day 2

  • Examples of Prototypes

  • Prototyping Tools

  • Case Study on Prototype Suitability

  • Rapid Prototyping

  • Building and Presenting Prototypes

  • Validation Tools

  • Validation Methods

  • Minimum Success Criterion and Pivoting

  • Validation Session

  • Implement Your Solution

  • Pitching 101

  • Create a Pitch Deck


  • 5 mins Pitching + 5 mins Oral Questioning

Administrative Details

Duration: 2 Days (16 hrs), *Customizable to 1 hour/1 day/3 days (for organisations)


Course Fees

  • $222 per Learner

*All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

Refer to here for Payment Modes & Refund Policy.

IBS Additional Discount

  • IBS's Strategic & MOU Partners (for organisation): 50% discount

  • Non-Profit Organisation/VWC/Government Agencies/BIG Members (for organisation): 30% discount

  • IBS Alumni: 15% discount

*Documentary Proof: Upload incorporation documents, MOU, relevant Certificates during course enrollment.

Funding Available

  • Nil

Assessment & Certification


  • There will be a Summative Assessment for this module.

  • The assessment method is Practical Performance in the form of Pitching and Oral Questioning.


  • Learners will receive an electronically issued Certificate of Completion (COC) issued on the blockchain via Government Technology Agency, Singapore's OpenCerts upon completing the Course and end of-course Learning & Training Evaluation Form.