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Design Thinking and Innovation, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 day
London, United Kingdom
This Design Thinking and Innovation programme from Royal College of Art will help you understand the purpose of design thinking in promoting innovation, and learn real-world applications and strategies for design thinking.
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Royal College of Art teach design thinking, training designers who go on to lead global brands worldwide as creative directors and CEOs. In contrast to standard, linear approaches that build on tested models, design thinking is creatively structured, analytic and responsive.

This Design Thinking and Innovation programme offered by Royal College of Art in collaboration with the Design Museum, will help you draws on diverse disciplines and multiple areas of expertise and exploration, starting with the core premise that everything is a design problem.

Through the application of this informed analysis within business-driven, public-facing and community-centred contexts, design thinking can produce innovation, which in turn enables brands to remain competitive in changing markets.

Personal and organisational benefits

The benefits to you and your organisation include:

  • access to global best practice in design process and thinking
  • new strategies to put innovation into practice
  • greater ability to work collaboratively
  • critical, creative and insightful thinking
  • ideation and visualisation skills to realise design innovations
  • empathic understanding of users / customers
  • interact and network with peers from different backgrounds and functions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Our short courses are very popular and places fill quickly, so to be sure of a place book as soon as you can. We would recommend booking at least four weeks before the start of a course. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 days
    • Duration description

      1 day, structured over two half-days

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will learn:
  • an introduction to design thinking
  • real-world applications of design thinking and its outcomes
  • strategies for sharpening innovation thinking, evaluating and prioritising ideas
  • strategies for exploring alternative positions and improving decision making


Anyone interested in transforming their organisation through the application of design thinking for innovation, including:

  • in-house R&D teams across all sectors
  • public-sector and third-sector business innovation teams
  • innovation directors
  • senior business managers
  • sales and marketing teams
  • policy makers
  • entrepreneurs

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Anyone over 18 years old can come on our courses. There is no upper age limit – we welcome adult delegates of all ages.
  • Short courses require no formal qualifications, degrees or documentation. However, we ask that you carefully read the admission criteria on each course page to determine whether it is suitable for you.
  • All classes are taught in English. Applicants whose first language is not English should note that they are required to be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
  • EU/EEA

    900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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