Saturday, 23. March 2019, Dallas Venue, Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF)- Dallas, TX

Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF)
The 2-day Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF) course is accredited through the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider continuing education program and is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of design thinking
Topics Covered

Design Thinking Process

Working as a Team

Phase 1 – Comprehension

Phase 2 – Ideation

Phase 3 – Prototyping

Phase 4 – Evaluation

Additional Facilitation Techniques

Learning Goals

PURPOSE: To learn, understand, and practice design thinking basics and to share techniques, tips, practices & attitudes that enhance design thinking

Learn: Design Thinking Basics

Understand: Design Thinking Basics

Practice: The techniques in multiple ways

Share: Design Thinking Basics

Techniques: Doing, Being, Structures

Tips: Stories, Experiences, Questions, Ideas, Considerations

Practices: Good (from us) and Emergent (from you)

Attitudes: Good Patterns and Anti-Patterns

While mastering Design Thinking skills will require both time and practice, this course will allow you to:

Explain what Design Thinking is to others

Explain the benefits of Design Thinking to others

Use basic Design Thinking techniques on a daily basis in your interaction with your team

Use basic Design Thinking techniques to increase your team’s level of innovation and creativity

Learning objectives include:

Design Thinking in 5 Minutes

Design Thinking Triangle

Design Thinking & Agile

Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking Golden Rules

Design Thinking Roles

Mindset Cards

Constructive Feedback




Visual Thinking

Ecosystem Basics

Ecosystem Map

In-Depth Interview



Generating Insights

Comprehension Phase Iteration

Ideation Basics

Reformulating Challenges

Generating Ideas

Crazy 8s

Design Principles

Evaluation Matrix

Concept Map

Ideation Iteration

Prototyping Basics

Journey (Part 1)

Journey (Part 2)

Business Model Canvas

Body Storming

Paper Prototype

Interactive Prototype

Prototyping Iteration

Evaluation Basics

Concept Test Basics

Concept Test Feedback

User Test Basics

User Test Planning

Task Analysis

Experience Analysis

Evaluation Iteration

The class registration includes:

Design Thinking Fundamentals Workbook

DTF Certificate of Completion

SEUs and PDUs

Who will benefit
Regardless of your title, role, profile, project, initiative or current way of working, you will be able to use and benefit from the use of design thinking.

The DTF workbook can be used for the following contexts:

During an instructor-led course

For reference purposes

To work with your team

To train yourself or train others


Recommended preparation (reading, videos)

Stanford University School of Design Tools Resources:  

10 Exercises to Fuel Creative Thinking:


“Change by Design” by Tim Brown (253 pages):  

Look over “Liberating Structures” (search for “P2P”):

Look over “The Tao of Holding Space” (Chris Corrigan) (84 pages):

Course logistics:  We will provide a workbook and lunch each day.
Dress:  business casual. No personal computer needed
Exam Details
None required
Jack Caine
Accreditation Entity
Scrum Alliance via the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP) program
Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your registration greater than 14 days from the start of the course, your refund request will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, your only option is to change to any another i4 course of equal or lesser value and will be assessed a $150 processing fee.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued, and no changes are allowed.
All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. In the event The i4 Group has to cancel a class, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase. The i4 group is not responsible for reimbursements of travel expenses.  We recommend you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.  

Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF)- Dallas, TX

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