Certified Design Thinking Program

Leverage a designer’s mindset to solve complex problems

  • Lead a culture of design and empathy in your organization
  • Master the core skillsets of a design thinking approach
  • Experience the design process firsthand
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Master Design Thinking and Make an Impact

Design Thinking is a collaborative approach to solving problems. For our Design Thinking Certification Program, we’ve adopted the 5-step framework in the Design Thinking Program evangelized in the 1990s by IDEO and Stanford. This framework speaks about empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing - the 5 steps to be a skilled design thinker.

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  • 16 Hours of Live Instructor-Led training 

  • Activity-Based Hands-On Training

  • Interactive Sessions, Breakout Groups

  • Latest Design Thinking Tools, Templates

  • Case Studies, Real-World Simulations

  • Post Training Mentorship

Why Design Thinking


Design-driven companies like IBM, Apple, Coca-Cola, and Nike have outperformed the S&P 500 in the past 10 years by over 200%. Consequently, the demand for design thinking professionals is at an all-time. Whatever your profession, role, or industry, you'll find the tools and techniques taught in this course valuable.

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The KnowledgeHut Edge

Learn by Doing

Our immersive learning approach lets you learn by doing and acquire applicable skills hands-on immediately. 

Real-World Focus

Get trained by leading practitioners who share the best practices from their experience across industries. 

Industry Experts

Get trained by leading practitioners who share the best practices from their experience across industries. 

Curriculum Designed by the Best

Our Design Thinking advisory board regularly puts together the best practices to increase relevance.

Continual Learning Support

Webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and interview questions - we're right by you in your learning journey! 

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Design Thinking career. 



 There are no prerequisites to take this course

Who should attend

Next-generation innovators



Problem solvers

Executives and senior leaders

Designers and decision-makers of product/service industries

Individuals with interest in Design Thinking

Design Thinking Certification Schedules

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What You Will Learn

Designing Prototypes

Master design guidelines that will help you to fail fast and learn fast and get to the market faster.

Empathy Maps and Personas

Create user personas and empathy through insights, segmentation and methodologies.

Importance of Design

Discover the importance of design and leverage it to drive a culture of design and empathy-based solutions.

Business Goals and Priorities

Understand consumer behavior and create real business impact over sustained periods of time.

Rapid Solution Building

Use rapid design thinking to generate innovative ideas. Standardize a common language for creative problem-solving.

Design Thinking Principles

Learn Design Thinking principles - What, Why, and How, and understand the complete human-centered framework.

Skills You Will Gain

Creative problem-solving

Building feasible prototypes

Empathizing with user problems

Defining and analyzing problems

Identify opportunities for innovation

Ideation techniques like brainstorming

Understand the end-to-end human centered framework

Create real business impact over sustained periods of time

Create a culture of design and empathy in your organization

Advanced DT techniques and applications to solve design projects

Transform Your Workforce

Nurture innovative teams with Design Thinking training

Equip your teams with design thinking skills, harness the power of diverse perspectives and creativity, and empower them to develop innovative solutions. Embrace the human-centered approach to technology and design.

  • Align skill development with your business objectives
  • Get in touch for customized corporate training programs
  • Leverage KnowledgeHut's experiential learning approach
  • Identify business needs and technological potential with Design experts

500+ Clients

In this 20-minute, one-on-one session, the facilitators will connect with the workshop participants to understand the following: 

  • Nature of work of the participants
  • Challenges, roadblocks, and parameters of success for the participants
  • Build industry and function specific understanding
  • Identify opportunities for innovation

In this introductory session, the workshop participants will connect better with the instructors and learn about cross-category innovations using the Design Thinking process through case studies on:

  • Product Design
  • Service Design
  • Behavioral Design
  • Process Redesign & more

In this session, the participants will form teams and name them before taking on their challenges and:

  • Deep dive on user research and empathy
  • Research Planning
  • Empathy in Action

This live, activity-based session helps the participants analyze, structure, and prioritize all gathered information to connect the dots and to make sense of the research findings, and to turn them into actionable opportunities through:

  • Insight Affinity Mapping on e-Whiteboards
  • Redefining a Nuanced Problem Framework
  • Redefining Nuanced Problem In-Action

This live session will focus on prompt-based ideation techniques to create a bucket list of ideas to proceed towards

  • Introduction to Prototyping & Prototyping in Action
  • Creative Ideation and Idea Development

This live session focuses on making ideas and solutions tangible and experiential. Teams will fine-tune their prototypes and prepare to test them out with real users. Workshop participants will learn:

  • Introduction to User Testing
  • Prototype Iteration
  • Design Thinking: The Lifestyle

Post the completion of the workshop, based on the nature of their project, participants can connect with the workshop facilitators and receive feedback and guidance as required.

The Certified Design Thinking Program is designed to be delivered to the participants in a live, online, workshop format.

Facilitators will use digital Mural Boards on behalf of the participants. The facilitator will share the mural board template for the phase of learning and apply it to create use cases.

Design Thinking Course FAQs

Training and Certification

Design thinking is a method of problem-solving that aids in the creation of human-centered products, services, and processes. It not only aids in the solution of the problem, but also in identifying the correct problem and empathizing with the customer. 

Design Thinking is an innovative problem-solving strategy that seeks to reframe business problems in human-centric ways and focuses on the most important elements for users. It is a highly creative, evolutionary process where the end-users are involved deeply at every stage of creation. 

Understand Design Thinking principles and approach
Discover the importance of design in today’s economy and use it in your career
Use rapid design thinking to generate innovative ideas
Use design guidelines that will help you in prototyping
Understand needs of stakeholders and users, vision statement and consumer behavior
Lear to create user personas and empathy through insights, segmentation and other methodologies

The suggested audience for this course includes: 

  • Next generation innovators, leaders, researchers, problem solvers 
  • Designers, decision makers of product / service industries 
  • Leaders and their team entangled with a critical business scenario & expected to turn the tables. 
  • Disrupters, executives and senior leaders 

No, there are no prerequisites for attending this course

On completion of the Design Thinking course, you will gain skills in the following areas: 

  • Problem Solving 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Creativity 
  • Leadership 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Collaboration and Communication 

The focus of design thinking is on the genuine, human foundations of an issue. You can solve actual needs from the start by recognizing and empathizing with the various human stories that underpin a problem. You can also stop guessing and make decisions based on actual human feedback by staying in touch with people throughout the design process. 

Certification Experience

The Design thinking certification at KnowledgeHut is delivered via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions. 

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner. 

All KnowledgeHut’s Design Thinking certification training is delivered by Professional Design Thinking Trainers.  

Our Design Thinking course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration, all facilitated by an instructor who is a Professional Design Thinking Expert. The focus is on practical solutions to the real-world, Design Thinking challenges drawn from decades of experience in the industry. 

Software Requirements 

  • Internet browser   
  • MS Word or Notepad   

System Requirements 

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity 

Yes, Design Thinking course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. Once you log in, you will have access to the study plan and all the course material. 

The Design Thinking course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies. 

The Design Thinking sessions would be auto recorded, subject to permission by Design Thinking Trainer. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well. 

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop. 

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to the instructor’s preference. 

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get Design Thinking certified. You can check out the schedules here

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with WebEx and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform. 

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you. 

Design Thinking Workshop Experience

All our training programs are quite interactive and fun to learn with plenty of time spent on lot of hands-on practical training, use case discussions and quizzes. Our instructors also use an extensive set of collaboration tools and techniques which improve your online training experience. 

This is live training in which the learners can attend from office, home, or any other suitable place, with a fast internet connection. 

You will receive a registration link to your e-mail id from our training delivery team. You will have to log in from your PC or other devices. 

Yes, there are other participants who actively participate in the class remotely.  They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place. 

In case of any queries, you can reach out to our 24/7 dedicated support at any of the numbers provided or send an email to support@knowledgehut.com.

If you miss a class, you can access the class recordings anytime from our LMS. At the beginning of every session, there will be a 10–12-minute recapitulation of the previous class. You can watch the online recording and clarify your doubts at that time. You may need to login 15 minutes before the main lecture begin to avail this facility. 

We also have a Free Lifetime enrollment for most of our courses. In case you miss out on a class, you can also enroll for another complete workshop or only for a particular session. 

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