Gain a design thinking and innovation mindset to help you develop exciting new products and services that enhance people’s lives and embrace sustainability.
The Certificate of Innovation and Design Thinking is an online professional development program that will explore types of innovation, prototyping, design thinking and creative innovation while navigating risks and problems.
Throughout this design thinking and innovation course, you will learn about innovation models, ways to improve creativity, how to balance creativity and critical thinking, risks associated with innovation and the significance of the innovation lifecycle.
You will also learn about prototyping, how to write a journey map, pilot testing products, KPIs and tracking, implementation in the market and benefit realisation.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident innovating in your business or industry to release new products or services that benefit people and the planet.
Unit - Managing Innovation
Unit 1 – Scope and nature of innovation
Innovation vs improvement
Types of innovation
Adoption of innovations
Developing innovative products or services
Research & development
Models of innovation
Unit 2 – Creative thinking
Creativity and innovation
What is creative thinking
What make employees creative
Ways to improve creativity
The 4c’s of creativity mode
The innovation mindset
Workshop techniques for creative innovation practices
Fluidity and flexibility training
Creative thinking vs critical thinking
Critical thinking and innovation
Ways to improve critical thinking
Unit 3 – Design thinking
Design thinking and innovation
Design thinking process
Stages of design thinking
Rules of design thinking
Association with innovation
Low staff adoption/buy-in
Conventional solutions and unoriginal ideas
Focus on incremental innovation only
Lack of structure in solution design
Risk management, high costs and diluted resources
applications of design thinking
Unit 4 – The process
Phase 0 – Discovery & ideation
Phase 1 – Scoping
Phase 2 – Building business case & plan
Phase 3 – Development
Phase 4 – Testing & validation
Phase 5 – Product launch
Case Study – McDonalds McCafé
Unit 5 – Managing risk and problems
Risks associated with innovation
Risks to business structure
Failure of innovation
Inability to implement innovation
Behaviour of innovation targets
Process for success
Enhancing employee innovation
Predictors of adoption and diffusion
Innovative identification of risks and risk management
Unit 6 – Types of innovation
The innovation lifecycle
Disruptive innovation and technological change
The innovator’s dilemma
Unit 7 – Prototyping
Types of prototyping
Basics of prototyping
Phase 1: Requirement analysis
Phase 2: Quick design and refine
Phase 3: Build the prototype
Prototyping visual concepts
Prototyping to demonstrate a physical product
Using your prototype as a marketing tool
Prototyping for testing a new hypothesis
Tips to get started
Unit 8 – Journey mapping
How to write a journey map
Defining a customer profile
Determine motivations and de-motivations
Plan the buyer journey
Revise, revise, revise
Unit 9 – Implementation
Implementation pilot life cycle
Why you need a pilot
Planning to optimise efficacy of pilot
KPI’s and tracking
KPI’s and tracking
Bringing to market
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.