Intensive Course in Design Thinking


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Program Description

Why the Intensive Course in Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions to the challenges of everyday life.

Places: 20

Duration: 5 days (35h) with practical component

Classroom course taught in London, Madrid and Porto

Dates to be announced shortly - stay tuned to the LSDM website

Course Overview

Created and aimed at creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs and people interested in practical training with real applicability in the area of ​​Design Thinking.

The Thinking Design Course program introduces definitions and concepts of creativity and design. It allows exploring what creativity is in design and relate methods of creativity with concepts of people's needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will develop group work and implement creative processes using a variety of techniques related to the development of creative skills.

As a result of exposure to various models and methods, participants will become more adept at brainstorming, lateral thinking, and interconnecting ideas to solve design problems.

Multilingual teacher.

Written course contents available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.



Introduction to Thinking Design - Past and Present

In the first module will be presented the fundamental aspects of the knowledge of design in an approach to the past and the present. A broader perspective will be presented, that is, the knowledge about the way of thinking and the processes of the designers. At the end of the day the participants will be divided into groups and will have a practical challenge to solve by creating a group mural on Trello.


Design as context and framing of the problem

Module number two deepens the understanding of the previous module, emphasizing the systemic nature of design and what it requires of design processes. The challenge proposed in the previous module will be followed up by contextualizing the problem and the different ways in which it influences the design process.


Design Models and Processes

After understanding the holistic nature of Design Thinking, module number three describes the different models that help structure the design process through research methods, prototypes, and tests. In the second part of the module, the most common methods of observation and participation will be addressed, such as the customer journey method, participative methods and qualitative analysis. It will also introduce the ideation, remembering that the different frameworks and contexts of the design problem should combine the knowledge of different areas.


Design as Externalization and Experimentation

In module number four we will continue to build the group work. After the idea is conceived, the groups will complete the design exercise, create sketches and models, and discuss them, to come to a common conclusion. Finally, the groups will make decisions about the most appropriate means to build the final project.


Creation of the Final Project

On the final day, the groups will finish their final projects (applying all the concepts, practices and methods acquired throughout the course) and will be challenged to present their work, discussing ideas and new ways of developing creative thinking.





1st Price with all Included

1,000 £

£ 890

£ 890

2nd Price with all Included

£ 1,100

990 £

990 £

3rd Price with all Included

1,250 £

£ 1,100

£ 1,100

On the day with everything Included

£ 1,500

1,250 £

1,250 £

* All Inclusive: tuition, intensive course, daily coffee break, study resources and final certificate


1st price up to 30 days before start date

2nd price up to 15 days before start date

3rd price up to 7 days before and after dates

Payment by bank transfer

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Desenvolvida em 2016, a London School of Design and Marketing propõe alterar o paradigma do ensino, proporcionando aos estudantes novos desafios com base nas suas vocações.

Desenvolvida em 2016, a London School of Design and Marketing propõe alterar o paradigma do ensino, proporcionando aos estudantes novos desafios com base nas suas vocações. Read less
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