Design Thinking courses

Design Thinking will change the way you tackle your work. It is a toolkit and a mindset that helps you reframe your challenges.


Why learn Design Thinking?

Design Thinking as a method and mindset is becoming an industry standard for creative problem solving all over the world, and in all different industries and sectors. We invite you to participate in increasing your own and your organization’s innovation capacity by learning skills that are for all professionals, not only designers. Led through the process by our competent coaches, you will be equipped to tackle complex challenges and solve problems, in your work and in society.


The crash course is divided into two half day sessions. During these sessions, you are introduced to Design Thinking both in theory and practice, as approach and as method, through real-life examples and hands-on exercises. You will work in interdisciplinary teams together with professionals from all kinds of backgrounds, from private to public sector and academia, creating opportunity for cross-pollination of minds and interesting discussions! It will be two fun and inspiring days that will help you internalize Design Thinking through learning-by-doing.

You will learn:

  • Design Thinking as a user-centered mindset and action-oriented method to tackle challenges, create desirable solutions and drive innovation.
  • Techniques to understand and gain deeper insights into your end users.
  • Tools to synthesize insights about your end users and to generate and select ideas.
  • How to rapidly visualize and prototype ideas, and quickly iterate designs.

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February 14th & 16th, 2018 (in Swedish)

March 14th & 16th, 2018 (in Swedish)

April 11th & 13th, 2018 (in Swedish)

May 23rd & 25th, 2018 (in English)

Course details

Who can participate?

The course is open for you professionals working in an organisation/academia/company (sorry, not for private persons) with little or no previous knowledge in Design Thinking.


Two half-day sessions: Wednesday and Friday from 8.00 to 12.00 on both days. The total class time is 8 hours.


Openlab (3:rd floor) Valhallavägen 79 in Stockholm, next to subway station Tekniska Högskolan and bus station Östra Station.

Cost and billing:

5000 SEK excluding VAT (ex moms). 20% discount for Openlab’s partners.  Included: Coffee, sandwich and smoothie.





The course definitely met my expectations. It gave a quick intro to the Design Thinking structure with hands on practice.

Course evaluation, Feb 2017