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Certified DESIGN THINKING PROFESSIONAL

ABOUT DESIGN THINKING CERTIFICATION

The GSDC Certified Design Thinking Professional certification, provided by Global Skills Development Council (GSDC), serves as a validation of individuals' expertise in design thinking—an influential approach to problem-solving and innovation. 


This online certification showcases a profound comprehension of the design thinking process, emphasizing the significance of empathizing with users and developing solutions that cater to their needs. Professionals who earn this certification demonstrate their proficiency in ideation, prototyping, and testing, as well as their aptitude for leading design thinking workshops and projects.


By obtaining the GSDC Design Thinking certification, individuals enhance their professional reputation and gain a competitive edge in the job market. This certification offers tangible evidence of their skills and knowledge in applying design thinking principles to tackle complex challenges effectively. 


It serves as a testament to their ability to think critically, explore innovative ideas, and create user-centered solutions that drive organizational growth and success.Moreover, this certification opens up a world of new career opportunities. Employers across various industries seek professionals who can bring a fresh perspective to problem-solving, fuel creativity, and facilitate innovation within their teams. 

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OBJECTIVES OF DESIGN THINKING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the design thinking process and principles
  2. Showcase proficiency in applying design thinking methodologies
  3. Assess empathy and needs identification skills
  4. Evaluate ideation, prototyping, and testing abilities
  5. Recognize leadership in design thinking workshops and projects.
  6. Enhance professional credibility in design thinking.
  7. Expand career opportunities in innovation-driven roles
  8. Foster collaboration and creative problem-solving
  9. Inspire an organizational culture of innovation
 

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TARGET AUDIENCES FOR Certified DESIGN THINKING PROFESSIONAL

Project Managers

Project Board Members

Product Owners

Product Managers

Scrum Masters

Coaching Teams

Training Teams

Business Analyst

Project and Program Office Personnel

Software Developers

 

BENEFITS OF DESIGN THINKING CERTIFICATION

Competitive edge in the job market

Specialized career opportunities.

Drive organizational change

Lead innovative workshops

Enhanced problem-solving skills

Deep understanding of users.

Versatile across industries

Foster an innovative organizational culture

Elevated professional credibility

 

PREREQUISITES FOR DESIGN THINKING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Recommended to have training on Design Thinking through a qualified training institution.

Recommended to have work experience in Project and Product Management.

 

EXAMINATION of DeSIGN THINKING  CERTIFICATION

Multiple-choice Online exam of 40 marks.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Language: English/Spanish/Portuguese..
You need to acquire 24+ marks to clear the exam.
Supervised: It will be at the Partner’s discretion

 

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EXAM SYLLABUS DESIGN THINKING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

  • 1. Exploring Design Thinking:
    • Understanding design thinking
    • Importance of Design and What is Design Thinking
    • Contrasting traditional and design thinking approaches
    • Applying the lenses of desirability, feasibility, and viability
    • Advantages of design thinking
    • The Framework for design thinking
  • 2. Experiencing the Design Thinking Sprint Process:
    • Engage in empathy
    • Clarify problem definition
    • Generate creative ideas
    • Build and test prototypes
  • 3.Mindsets of a Design Thinkers:
    • User-centric perspective
    • Systematic process orientation
    • Embracing radical collaboration
    • Cultivating a prototyping culture
    • Prototyping Goals, process & Best practices
    • Emphasizing show, don't tel
    • Favoring action over deliberation
  • 4.Key Elements of Design Thinking:
    • Writing the Problem Statement
    • Method for Determining and Articulating the Correct Problem Statement
    • Understanding the user's perspective
    • Identifying Consumer pain points
  • 5.Embracing Empathy, Creativity, and Curiosity:
    • Utilizing Empathy Tools for Understanding End Users
    • Extracting Insights, Categorization, and Methods to Develop User Personas and Empathy
    • Exploring diverse creativity tools
    • Exploring diverse creativity tools
  • 6.Framing the Opportunity:
    • Analyzing and synthesizing research findings
    • Utilizing Tools
      • POV (Point of View) statements
      • Understanding Stakeholders and Users - Business Objectives and Priorities, Mission Statement; Strategies for Analyzing Consumer Behavior
      • Employing "How Might We" (HMW) questions
      • Creating stakeholder maps
      • Developing customer journeys
      • Constructing context maps
      • Establishing opportunity maps
  • 7.Exploring Ideas & Solutions:
    • Generating innovative ideas
    • Ideation and Storyboarding/li>
    • Transforming problems into viable solutions
    • Utilizing divergent and convergent ideation methods
    • Employing various ideation techniques
    • Deriving Goals from Ideas
  • 8.Building & Visualizing Ideas & Solutions:
    • Adopting a "build to think" approach
    • Utilizing diverse creativity tools
    • Evaluating and deciding on solutions
    • Leveraging user feedback, observation, and evaluation matrices as valuable tools

Review


Kriss Johnson

Designation - HR Manager

As a hiring manager, I always look for certified professionals, and the GSDC Certified Design Thinking Professional certification is one of my top choices. It assures me that the candidate has the skills and knowledge needed for the job. Thanks, GSDC!

Michael Lee

Designation - UX Designer

I took the GSDC Certified Design Thinking Professional exam, and it was a perfect ignition for my career. The certification opened new doors for me, and I got a better job with a higher salary. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to upskill and stay competitive in the job market. 

Laura Martinez

Designation - Design Consultant

I found the GSDC Certified Design Thinking Professional exam challenging, but it was worth it. The certification gave me the confidence to take on more complex design projects and expanded my network. It's a must-have for any serious design professional.

 

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