DESIGN THINKING for BUSINESS -- Digital Certificate

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DESIGN THINKING for BUSINESS -- Digital Certificate

JOIN US for this HALF-DAY digital certificate to gain valuable Design Thinking skills to advance your career!

By Chaordic Design

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Wed, Mar 22, 2023 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT



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  • 4 hours
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Intro to DESIGN THINKING Digital Certificate


Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design (HCD) enable value creation in your teams, organizations and communities. They let you build on the deep insights from your clients and customers to identify latent needs that help transform challenges into opportunities. Best of all, they enable you to prototype quickly - and show early value to your stakeholders that build trust and generate incremental success.

Join us in this half-day, instructor-led workshop - and experience Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design (HCD) through hands-on collaboration.

Key Outcomes

This instructor-led digital course will enable you to:

  • Identify key unmet needs: with your participants, clients and stakeholders
  • Solve the right problem: that help you uncover innovation opportunities
  • Engage diverse perspectives: to enable success and innovation resilience
  • Use ethnography and design methods: to help guide your engagement activities

Key Learning

At the end of this introductory half-day course, you will be able to understand key elements of structuring a Design Thinking process and the associated workshops, using Human-Centered Design (HCD) methods.

You will experience working on addressing a complex challenge within a collaborative team - and will also design potential solution prototypes.

Key Takeaways

Become a leading innovator, and:

  • understand how to use Design Thinking
  • emerge insights with Human-Centered Design (HCD)
  • create prototypes that enable new innovation opportunities
  • Previous Knowledge

    You don't need previous experience in design or innovation for this innovation course. All of the relevant theories, methods and techniques will be presented within the course.


    The course is designed to provide foundational innovation skillsets to benefit all types of participants, including:

    • Product / service designers: to further hone critical innovation skillsets
    • Leaders / managers: to enable teams and develop innovation competencies
    • Entrepreneurs: to enhance success in pursuing emerging market opportunities
    • Innovators: to develop products / services in complex innovation environments
    • Public servants: to enable resilience and enhance value creation in the public sector
    • Project managers: to empower innovation initiatives with customer-centric outcomes



    Each attendee that has completed all the course-work and associated activities will receive a Certificate of Completion, in a digital format.

    Your Instructors

    Your Instructors regularly speak at various international events and conferences, hold master's degrees in innovation design (MDes), and have facilitated multiple innovation initiatives over the last 10-year period, across diverse industries.

    They regularly present at various international conferences, where they participate with the leading experts to help advance the field of innovation design, including in the domains of creating new theory, methods and techniques. Their award-winning work has been published in international journals and innovation textbooks.

    Goran Matic, Design Strategist & Chief Innovation Officer, Chaordic Design | MDes SFI, EA

    Goran helps organizations co-design effective innovation outcomes – by creating strategies that result in stakeholder engagement and sustainable value creation. His focus is on designing collaborative approaches in ‘wicked problems’ and cross-sector settings. Goran’s work has been published in reference innovation publications and at leading international conferences. His latest contributions explore how economic actors can thrive in complex environments.

    Goran also serves at several advisory boards – at the UN’s World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) and the Canadian Network for Imagination and Creativity (CNIC) – to help emerge competencies for building a creative, innovative and sustainable world.

    He is an invited speaker at the Emerging Innovation Summit 2022 (EIS22) in Australia, and the Urban Economy Forum 2022 (UEF4) in Canada.

    Ana Matic, Innovation Designer, Chaordic Design | MDes, SFI

    Ana borrows approaches from varied areas of expertise – including business development, brand / identity design, sociology and entrepreneurship – to drive innovation, facilitate change, and design sustainable human-centric initiatives. Her work and research focus is on aggregate collaboration and amplification of positive impact with design thinking, systems and foresight practices within complex challenges. Emphasis is on evolving methods for sustainable value creation – to enable positive organizational and community resilience in ecosystems.

    Ana has co-authored several well-received design theories, and is an avid speaker and trainer at leading international conferences such as Relating Systems and Design Thinking (RSD), MindCamp, CREA Creativity and Innovation (Italy), SxSW (Austin, TX), and others. Her latest research focuses on building participatory resilience in innovation journeys to advance participant contribution. Ana is passionate about women’s leadership and is the co-founder of WILL: Women in Leadership League, an organization that offers free leadership and innovation training to all, to advance the impacts of women, women-identified persons, and allies.

    Private Workshops

    If you have a larger group or a dedicated team and would like to arrange for a private immersive workshop for your organization, please feel free to contact us directly at or go to

    About the organizer

    Organized by
    Chaordic Design

    Chaordic Design enables teams to solve challenges, and drive opportunities rooted in new products, services, markets and experiences. As a co-founder, Ana is a strategic innovation designer interested in facilitating projects that not only enhance the bottom line, yet also have positive human and ecologial impacts. She believes that "Together we can do let's do something GOOD". 

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