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Design Thinking For Innovation

On-site Stockholm


Users, customers, humans? It’s people who drive business, and rethinking processes can do wonders for your bottom line. Learn to harness powerful design approaches to build empathy and insight to drive meaningful innovation. Equip yourself for problem-solving in the Digital Age and future design thinking.


This course is for any specialists, generalists or managers who work with product, organizational, idea or business development — or for those who work with communication, customer/user experience, growth, strategy and innovation — in functional and cross-functional teams. This is a core skill for any professional working in a fast-moving environment who needs to make decisions and solve problems with others. 

  • check Mastering the Design Thinking Framework
  • check Proficiency in planning and running design sprints
  • check Navigating culture and leadership
Design Thinking
Tyler Vanderwal

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About the course

What you will learn

From business problems to business challenges expand_more expand_less

Spotting new opportunities through Design Thinking. It is not that every problem needs a another way of solving, it’s about how we get stuck when we know we want to change and renew. 
We start unpacking the innovation process by covering when, where and why to apply Design Thinking: a framework for adding real value to your customers and developing better products, services and bottom lines.

Solve a tangible brief and get hands-on experience expand_more expand_less

Dive into audiences and customer journeys, map out business needs and internal or external stakeholders. Apply new ways of coming up with ideas and practices, getting yourself unstuck and free from analysis paralysis. Get into solving with creativity by testing tools for rapid prototyping. Discover how approach and methods from Design Thinking fits into your ways of working.

Build an innovation-driven culture expand_more expand_less

Leverage the power of cross-silo problem-solving, working agile, and developing incremental growth and improvement, rather than dependance on rare, serendipitous  discovery. Tap into the diversity of teams by bringing blind spots to light, and maximize the upsides from multiple perspectives within your team and organization

Learning Outcomes

By the time you finish this course you should have acquired the following knowledge and skills, which you’ll be able to use right away in your work, or add to your resumé:

  • Mastering the Design Thinking Framework: Participants will experience and gain expertise in a range of practical methods, covering problem framing, user research, collaborative ideation, prototyping, and more, equipping them to apply these techniques effectively in real-world scenarios.


  • Proficiency in planning and running design sprints: Participants will learn how to manage the design sprint process, be able to apply it within their organization, driving- and making progress on innovation projects.

  • Navigating culture and leadership while solving cross-functional business challenges: Participants will acquire tactics to lower internal barriers to innovation and creative collaboration, facilitating a more open and innovative organizational culture that encourages collaboration and creativity.
Receive and Share Your Certificate

You’ll receive a Professional Certificate via the Accredible platform within 1-2 weeks after completing the course.

Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn or downloading as PDF.

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Pär Hellstadius

Pär has extensive experience of leading and supporting change initiatives in international companies. After 15 years in various HR roles, Pär also has a very good understanding of the challenges that managers face today and what managerial - and leadership capabilities that need to be cultivated to successfully meet those challenges.

Anders Lundkvist Hyper Island
Anders Lundkvist

Anders is an educator with a passion for guiding leaders through the challenges of navigating complexity. He has successfully trained over 2.500 professionals, earning a reputation for his engaging teaching methods and unwavering dedication to participants’ growth and success.


We help leaders from all over the world to drive meaningful change.

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Anne Verdaasdonk - Course participants

 “It was very hands on, with many tools you can immediately start applying in your workplace. I valued the opportunity to discuss day-to-day situations with the community. Having had the time to work with the learnings for a few months after I finished the course, both the learnings and tools are enabling better teamwork for our team.”

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Anne Verdaasdonk

Senior Digital Producer at Etcetera

Domenico Dargenio - Course participant

"I found the course to be highly experiential. I enjoyed the design of the journey, which was emotional and built on deep connections. It exceeded my expectations in every way, particularly as I didn’t know much about Hyper Island prior to joining. My experience helped to ‘validate’ the course/product for me and I was positively surprised."


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Domenico Dargenio

Consultant at Dardo Consulting

Nina Enroth - Course Participant

"Before taking the course I had been interested in the subject and studied bits and pieces here and there, so it was luxurious to be able to just enjoy the ride and suck in all the information. Most of what I learned I use at work daily. The course was an awesome experience for me."

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Nina Enroth

Account Director and Change Consultant at Ellun Kanat

Liam James - Course participant

"Each chapter of the course was crafted in a very purposeful way. Going into this with a growth mindset was key because it allowed me to be totally open to new ideas and approaches. Regardless of how much experience another course member had, there seemed to always be something to learn from each other."

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Liam James

Copywriter, Voice Over Artist & Storytelling Strategist




Build, create and experiment by creating opportunities to get hands on with the underpinnings of what’s driving change in business.



Providing the essential communication techniques to realize inclusion and empathy for others through active listening, feedback and effective dialogue.



Experiences rooted in the foundational tools, theory and models around group dynamics and team development such as IMGD (Integrated Model of Group Development).



Developing critical reflection habits for individuals and teams provides opportunity to amplify experience and outcomes.

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