Design thinking is an innovative design philosophy and method for creating better products, services, and experiences. It is highly participatory with a focus on collaboration, listening, empathy for users, and experimentation. Design thinking is applicable across fields and in both digital and non-digital environments.
This course is interactive. Highlights of what you will learn include:
- The design thinking method and how it can be used to solve complex problems and lead to innovative solutions.
- Techniques for quickly creating a team dynamic that encourages risk taking, respect for multi-disciplinary perspectives and radical collaboration.
- Research techniques to understand customer motivations, needs, pain points and to build empathy.
- How to turn customer insights into design prompts and how to utilize various design ideation techniques to refine design concepts, including storytelling, journey mapping, affinity diagraming, storyboarding, and prototyping.
- How to overcome common barriers for implementing design thinking at your organization to drive innovation.
Who can attend?
The course is open to all Washington state agencies, city, county, and other public entity employees, including members of non-profits.
Employees from Oregon state agencies are also invited to attend.
This course is intended for anyone seeking innovative, collaborative approaches to solving complex problems in both digital and non-digital environments.
How to register
WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC SECTOR AGENCIES & HIGHER EDUCATION
If you aren’t part of the Washington State Learning Management System, use this online form to submit your training registration request. If you’re unsure of your organization’s status, contact your training representative or call (360) 664-1921.
WASHINGTON STATE AGENCIES
Please contact your agency training representative to register. To find your agency training representative, call (360) 664-1921 or email DES.
Employees who are allowed to self-register for training may use the state Learning Management System.
WASHINGTON STATE NONPROFIT 501(C)(3), TRIBAL ENTITIES, AND OTHER TYPES OF ATTENDEES
You can also attend the Department of Enterprise Services training if you are an employee of Washington State Cities, Counties, Tribal Entities, School Districts, Governmental Subdivisions; Federal Government organizations, and Nonprofits that are 501 (C)(3) compliant.
Members of these organizations can register to attend through the training registration form.
Oregon State Agency Employees
Members of state, county, and city agencies can register to attend through the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services website on their training registration form. You must fill out all required fields (marked with an asterisk*) and click the Submit Form button. Once submitted, please allow up to 3 business days for processing. You will either: receive an email directly from the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services explaining that you’ve been successfully enrolled and containing additional information; or, if the class has reached its capacity, you may be directed to alternate dates the class is offered.
Contact Anthro-Tech at (360) 584-9151 or email@example.com with any questions about the course.
Not a Washington State or public agency employee?
Don’t worry, we offer customized design thinking training for interested organizations. These sessions leverage examples from your website, creating a seamless connection between the lessons we teach and the content on your site. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the course.