Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF)- Dallas, TX

Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF)- Dallas, TX

Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF)

The 2-day Design Thinking Fundamentals (DTF) course is accredited through the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider continuing education program and is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of design thinking

Topics Covered

  • Design Thinking Process

  • Working as a Team

  • Phase 1 – Comprehension

  • Phase 2 – Ideation

  • Phase 3 – Prototyping

  • Phase 4 – Evaluation

  • Additional Facilitation Techniques

Learning Goals


    To learn, understand, and practice design thinking basics and to share techniques, tips, practices & attitudes that enhance design thinking

  • Learn: Design Thinking Basics

  • Understand: Design Thinking Basics

  • Practice: The techniques in multiple ways

  • Share: Design Thinking Basics

  • Techniques: Doing, Being, Structures

  • Tips: Stories, Experiences, Questions, Ideas, Considerations

  • Practices: Good (from us) and Emergent (from you)

  • Attitudes: Good Patterns and Anti-Patterns

  • While mastering Design Thinking skills will require both time and practice, this course will allow you to:

  • Explain what Design Thinking is to others

  • Explain the benefits of Design Thinking to others

  • Use basic Design Thinking techniques on a daily basis in your interaction with your team

  • Use basic Design Thinking techniques to increase your team’s level of innovation and creativity

Learning objectives include:

  • Design Thinking in 5 Minutes

  • Design Thinking Triangle

  • Design Thinking & Agile

  • Design Thinking Process

  • Design Thinking Golden Rules

  • Design Thinking Roles

  • Mindset Cards

  • Constructive Feedback

  • Divergence

  • Convergence

  • Telescoping

  • Visual Thinking

  • Ecosystem Basics

  • Ecosystem Map

  • In-Depth Interview

  • Journey

  • Persona

  • Generating Insights

  • Comprehension Phase Iteration

  • Ideation Basics

  • Reformulating Challenges

  • Generating Ideas

  • Crazy 8s

  • Design Principles

  • Evaluation Matrix

  • Concept Map

  • Ideation Iteration

  • Prototyping Basics

  • Journey (Part 1)

  • Journey (Part 2)

  • Business Model Canvas

  • Body Storming

  • Paper Prototype

  • Interactive Prototype

  • Prototyping Iteration

  • Evaluation Basics

  • Concept Test Basics

  • Concept Test Feedback

  • User Test Basics

  • User Test Planning

  • Task Analysis

  • Experience Analysis

  • Evaluation Iteration

The class registration includes:

  • Design Thinking Fundamentals Workbook

  • DTF Certificate of Completion

  • SEUs and PDUs

Who will benefit

Regardless of your title, role, profile, project, initiative or current way of working, you will be able to use and benefit from the use of design thinking.

The DTF workbook can be used for the following contexts:

  • During an instructor-led course

  • For reference purposes

  • To work with your team

  • To train yourself or train others



Recommended preparation (reading, videos)

Course logistics:  We will provide a workbook and lunch each day.

Dress:  business casual. No personal computer needed

Exam Details

None required


Jack Caine

Accreditation Entity

Scrum Alliance via the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP) program

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel your registration greater than 14 days from the start of the course, your refund request will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, your only option is to change to any another i4 course of equal or lesser value and will be assessed a $150 processing fee.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued, and no changes are allowed.

All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. In the event The i4 Group has to cancel a class, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase. The i4 group is not responsible for reimbursements of travel expenses.  We recommend you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.