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Design Thinking for Innovation

Use creative design thinking to develop innovative business solutions.

  • Starting 1 Jul 2019
  • 100% online, 6 weeks (5-8 hours per week)
  • A$990 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites:



100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn Design Thinking for Innovation

Design thinking is core to many of the most successful businesses, and combines critical thinking and creativity to solve problems. Design thinking for innovation short course teaches you how to apply the best creative and analytical tools to develop real solutions for real needs, including personas, empathy mapping, prototyping and iteration models.  Change your mindset to focus on solutions and boost creativity in your workplace. 


How does it work

Throughout the course, you’ll work to on your own problem statement and complete your own design thinking project that you can take with you and present back to your organisation, start-up or peers.

Skills learned

Human centred design, Empathy mapping and personas, working with customer insights, Prototyping, Iteration, User Experience, Product roadmap, MVP.

Find out more in our FAQ section.

Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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RMIT credential

The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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Expert content

We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate and credential which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.


These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

Human Centred Design

What is HCD?

Your HCD Journey

The Double Diamond


Present your design challenge

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Module 2

Get to know your customer

Why talk to humans now?

Know your customer

Empathy mapping and personas


Know your customer

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Module 3

Frame the challenge

Find insights from research

Develop customer insights

Frame your design challenge


Solve the right problem

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Module 4

Ideate and prototype


Rapid low-fi prototyping

Prototype towards a design solution


Ideate and prototype

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Module 5

Iterate and pitch your solution


Test and learn

Pitch your solution


Pitch your solution

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Module 6

Review and what's next

Review your pitch

Product roadmap and MVP

User Experience (UX)


Feedback and results

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Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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REA Group

REA Group is a digital advertising company that operates Australia’s leading property and real estate websites in Europe, Asia and the US.

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Tigerspike is a global business, spanning nine offices across five continents. It is one of the largest specialised enterprise mobility companies in the world, blending technology with human expertise to deliver business outcomes, fast.

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