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Design Thinking - The Ultimate Tool Kit for Business Innovation

Dec 4, 2019, 13:40 PM by Ching Shen Chew
Considered as a cutting-edge solution, design thinking helps businesses achieve big results. It is a work process, which systematically resolves problems through creative and effective methodologies. It encourages and empowers professionals to innovate.

Design thinking, when executed strategically and properly, can deliver an ROI of 85% and above.*

So, What Exactly is Design Thinking?

Considered as a cutting-edge solution, design thinking helps businesses achieve big results. It is a work process, which systematically resolves problems through creative and effective methodologies. It encourages and empowers professionals to innovate.

Why Design Thinking Works?

• It is a trustworthy solution-based approach to problems.
• It is a tool, which can be applied to problems of any industry and any size. 

Problem-solving Made Easy

To help you understand better, here are the phases which design thinking involves: 


Empathise
Define
Ideate
Prototype
Test
Understand the end-user needs and emotions Identify the opportunities to implement relevant solutions Brainstorm ideas to resolve prospective issues Represent ideas through drafts and sketches, and communicate them to others Implement the solutions, analyse its pros and cons and improvise

Fuel for Growth and Innovation  


Big names such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM and Disney have demonstrated the value of ‘design thinking’ as a competitive advantage, which boosts business growth and innovation. Realising the value of design thinking, Procter & Gamble (P&G) opened its S$250 million Singapore Innovation Center, where customer-centric designs spring into action.** 

Professionals uncover creative opportunities and come up with compelling solutions through this strategy. Entrepreneurs and business heads use this methodology to attract future customers through economically viable options.  

Clearly, it’s no longer just a buzzword.

A Career Booster

For an increasing number of corporate executives and industry managers, design thinking is at the core of important strategy development. SP PACE Academy has come up with short courses on Design Thinking to help professionals thrive in this competitive era and be future-ready in the job space. 

Some of the courses are currently not open for registration. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for news and announcements! More on the courses below. 

Driving HR Innovation through Design Thinking, HR Analytics and HR Technology (DHRI) - This course helps participants learn HR innovation through Design Thinking methods. Aspiring HR professionals can take up this course to enhance their productivity and overcome prospective challenges

Application of Design Thinking - This is a course, which aims to empower new entrants and mid-career PMETs with the expertise to pursue a career in the consumer chemicals sector. Application technicians, regulatory associates and chemists can benefit a lot from this course. 

Design Thinking 101 - This certification programme enables learners to get a better understanding of Design Thinking processes and sharpen their entrepreneurial mindset. Hands-on training and team-based activities further allow them to hone their industry skills. 

Interested to enroll and give your career that much-needed edge? Register yourself for one of these certification programmes on Design Thinking and realise new career goals in your life.  

How Would You Benefit?

Design Thinking courses can help you:

● Become a collaborative individual
● Develop a customer-centric approach
● Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
● Unlock your creative potentials  

For more updates and latest information on Design Thinking, check our Facebook Page.

Reference Links: 

*https://www.forbes.com/sites/forrester/2019/07/01/design-thinking-can-deliver-an-roi-of-85-or-greater/#70f26d6b3a99

**https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/news-and-events/insights/innovation/using-design-thinking-to-win-the-hearts-of-consumers.html

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