IRDG Design Thinking Programme – Autumn 2019

IRDG Design Thinking programme

♦ Barriers to Growth in your Organisation?  Design Thinking can help.

Design Thinking is a proven growth enabler for organisations.  The design thinking mindset, it’s methods and processes help firms to discover, develop and deliver breakthroughs that are distinctive and differentiating.

♦ Identify an Innovation Challenge, Problem or Wasted Opportunity

Choose one of these in your business that would make a real difference for you if it was resolved/actioned.  Design Thinking can be applied to a product, process, service or strategic need.  

♦ Assemble a Cross Disciplinary Team

Bring together a cross-disciplinary team of 3 or 4 employees who are mandated to come up with a validated concept in 6 weeks! Include people from Technical, Finance, Marketing, Operations or HR etc.

♦ Send team on IRDG’s Design Thinking Programme

Team participates in IRDG’s Design Thinking Programme, over 4 days, based around a project, featuring a 2-day residential start to get immersed in design thinking and understand the concept.

  • Introduction to Design Thinking, Visualisation, Getting started, Design Research methods, Techniques for identifying needs and insights.  
  • Research findings, Synthesising insights, Reframing the vision, Ideation and creative idea generation, Creating concept boards, Assumption mapping, Prototyping and iterations, Business case.  
  • Project presentations and discussions, Peer review and key takeaways.  

♦ Programme Dates – Autumn 2019

  • Days 1 & 2 – 9th & 10th October
  • Days 3 – 5th November
  • Day 4 – 28th November

♦ Venue 

  • Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare

Any questions or booking enquiries to Mary Byrne at mary.byrne@irdg.ie or 087-6501215