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Design Thinking Simulation

Design Thinking is a human centred solution for creative problem solving. It brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable.

Business Impact

The simulation helps teams to:

  • Find a common language to solve problems innovatively
  • Balance creativity with practical considerations
  • Develop a customer-centric approach
  • Arrive upon innovative solutions to everyday business challenges

Ideally suitable for

  • First Time Managers
  • Middle Managers
  • Senior Leaders

The delivery will be customised as per the needs of the learning cohort.

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FocusU in association with Knolskape brings the Design Thinking Simulation, which is designed to help learners change the way they approach problems and problem-solving. The simulation puts learners in the role of a leader of a business that has been facing severe growth concerns and challenges them to achieve rapid growth and great customer experience in a short span of time.

The simulation helps learners understand the process of design thinking – from understanding customers to ideas & solutions to creating business value – in an experiential format. The simulation brings the powers of gamification to engage, educate and empower the learner to achieve great results, and delivers powerful lessons that can be applied in real life as well.

By enabling participants to experience and work through such challenges which are as close to real life as possible, the simulation analytics and debrief sessions by the facilitators help participants in deriving great insight into understanding and using this path breaking methodology.

The simulation throws up useful analytics for individual participants that includes:

  • Design Thinking Score
  • Performance against Objectives
  • Exploration Score
  • Creation Score
  • Reflection Score
  • Innovation Score

How is this activity available?

OBS

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Learn more about this solution by accessing our brochure. Feel free to share it with anyone you know who could benefit from it.

Available in -

  • OBS OBS
This course includes:
  • DurationDuration: 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Where can this be runWhere can this be run: In-person and Virtual
  • Group sizesGroup sizes: Upto 30 pax per session
  • Customisation of DebriefCustomisation of Debrief: Available

Frequently asked questions

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Every single workshop (except the asynchronous self-paced modules) is customized to the precise customer need and brief. Our client advisory team will work closely with you to understand your context and pass it on to the execution team.

We are glad you asked that question. Every learning intervention starts with "Why?" and "What is the difference you want to see at the workplace because your learner attended this session?" Once we are clear, our learning designers put together a thoughtfully curated learning journey that could be a mix of different methodologies chosen to suit your learning environment. Besides this, to aid learning, we can (optionally) buttress it through:

  • A pre-learning assignment for learners to know where they stand before the journey
  • A post-learning assignment helps learners know where they stand after the journey. Assessing the gap in learning helps learners in bridging it.
  • Pocket insights—a ready reckoner with the key concepts that can either be carried along or be pinned up as a ready reminder.
  • Manager Essentials—tips (for the managers of the learners) to recognize behavioral changes and create an environment that encourages the learners to put what they have learned to practice.
  • Post-learning application of learning at the workplace through a specific project.
  • We try to capture the impact of every learning intervention through an impact report that is then shared with clients.

Do download the brochure Above. While this will give you an overall workshop structure, our learning designers will still need to talk with you to customize the workshop to your context.

For each workshop, we can help you with three different teasers you can customize and share periodically with participants to build excitement and get traction.

Simulations can be delivered in virtual or in-person mode. This simulation cannot be delivered asynchronously, since the learning happens from the group interactions.

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