Certified Design Thinking Professional Prep Course – CDTP

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GInI Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)® is GInI’s recognition of innovation professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the key topics relating to Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, the Design Thinking process, and Design Methods.

The CDTP certification affirms an individual’s proficiency at this most crucial of innovation methods. This includes: the Human-Centered Design (HCD) philosophy, Design Thinking overall, the Design Thinking process, Points of View, Design Principles, Design Methods for Observation, Design Methods for Inquiry, Design Methods for Experimenting, Design Methods for Study, and the critical role of Prototyping.

This course allows you to become a part of the executive world of design thinking, a powerful voice for customer empathy, a driving force for delivering winning brand experiences and learn how to get the “Real Problem Behind the Problem”

The course consists of two parts:

  • First part:

Section One – Foundation: Core Innovation Knowledge & Concepts: Chapters 1-12

Section Two – Tactical Innovation & The Innovation Professional: Chapters 13-21

Section Three – Innovation Management & The Innovation Manager: Chapters 22-31

  • Second part:

Section Four – Applied Design Thinking: Chapters 32-39


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35 Hours (self-paced)








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