Innovation is a big challenge for many organisations, touching on different parts and dimensions of a business. Taking the Design Driven Business Innovation course, you will jump into business innovation by applying design thinking tools. In 8 creative sessions you will learn to evolve your idea from questions to concept. Get the mindset for innovation and learn how it can create value for you and your customers. We are proud that 95% of our participants would recommend this course to others. The next course will start on Wednesday 18 September 2019.
In 8 sessions you will examine the upsides and implementation of a design-driven approach. You will be introduced to and apply a diverse set of methods and models in the main stages of design-driven business innovation. The course offers a mix of hands-on exercises in a collaborative setting, as well as dedication to an individual project. The joint assignments focus on real-life cases and practice, while the individual project is directly tied to your work.
During the course you focus on different parts and dimensions of a business: services, products, customer value, delivery processes, revenue models, interfaces with customers, customer experiences, etc. You’re expected to spend at least half a day per week on follow-up research and design. This entails time for reading and desk research, and for practical work on your project. If you choose your personal project wisely, this may well be part of your everyday work.
Design Driven Business Innovation is for professionals that are open to new approaches. If you are looking for a course that supports you as a front runner in your organisation, this is for you. You have the opportunity to exchange your views and experiences with a group of fellow professionals (maximum of 20 students per class). Former participants work as business analyst, innovation manager, software developer, project leader, UX designer, marketing or sales manager. On average they have more than 10 years of working experience.
Wednesday 18 September
Wednesday 2, 16, 30 October
Wednesday 13, 27 November
Wednesday 11, 18 December
|Times:||14:00 - 18:00|
|Fee:||€3,650* (incl. course materials)|
*UvA alumni receive a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-free.
|Location:||Amsterdam Business School and Spring House|
|Certification:||Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam.|
This course is a collaboration between the Amsterdam Business School and STBY. The lecturers dr. Wietze van der Aa (UvA) and dr. Geke van Dijk (STBY) have taught similar courses for international Master students over the past 5 years with great success.
‘An eye-opener on creativity and innovation.’
‘Great course for professionals who want to combine theory and practice. And who dare to get out of the office.’
‘Good balance between service design techniques, innovation models and networking.’
‘I learned how to use step-by-step design thinking for innovation.’
‘The practical applicability of the tools leads to many eye-openers and unexpected results.’
‘I thought I knew it all. Wrong!’
‘This course helped me to make the next step in my career — design thinking in strategy and consulting.’
Do you have questions about this or other open programmes? Please contact:
Manager Executive Education
T: +31 (0)20 525 6134
|Credits||0 ECTS, 8 half days|
|Language of instruction||English|