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Design Thinking Courses

Openlab offers courses based on Design Thinking for professionals in any field of work. Book a Design Thinking Inspiration Session for your team, lay the foundations with our Design Thinking Intro course, and dive deeper into user understanding in our lastest course Generating Insights for Innovation.


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 organisation’s innovation capacity by learning skills that are for all professionals, not only designers.
Led through the process by our competent coaches, with several years of experience from product and service development and insight-driven innovation, you will be equipped to tackle complex challenges and solve problems, in your work and in society.


Book a Design Thinking Inspiration Session for your team:

Send your request



This is a crash course 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 internalise Design Thinking through learning-by-doing.

You will learn:

• Design Thinking as a user-centred 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 synthesise insights about your end users and to generate and select ideas.
• How to rapidly visualise and prototype ideas, and quickly iterate designs.

Upcoming courses:

Design Thinking Intro courses 2021 open for registration:

26th & 29th October

24th & 26th November


In the course GENERATING INSIGHTS FOR INNOVATION you will deepen your knowledge of the first half of the Design Thinking process where focus lies on learning more about your users and the problem that you want to solve.

During four half days you will learn the mindset, methods and tools that will help you to understand your challenge better – to empathise with your users, map out relevant dependencies and stakeholders, structure your findings, and analyse them in order to develop solutions that meet real needs.

You will be working with easy to grasp exercises and as well as real cases taken from your own organisation and context. Our experienced coaches will equip you in how to set off in the right direction from the very beginning.

You work in interdisciplinary teams together with professionals from different backgrounds in this course. We encourage you to bring more people from your organisation if possible, as you will test applying your knowledge in your own organisation between course day one and two.

The course requires some previous knowledge of Design Thinking or Service Design. Previous participants of our Design Thinking introduction course will be first in line.

You will learn:

• The mindset and the skills that will help you to empathise with your users and understand their needs.
• Tools to map and understand the relation to other stakeholders and the surrounding systems.
• Helpful methods and tools for mapping what you already know, what you need to learn more about, and how to structure your findings and stories.
• Practical tools and skills such as empathy mapping, personas, and user journey mapping.
• An analytical systematic thinking to define what to focus on, i.e. to synthesise the findings and go from insights and learnings, to opportunity areas.

Upcoming courses:

Generating Insights for Innovation courses 2021 open for registration:

New dates will be announced after the summer



Are you used to leading workshops and co-creation processes, and want to learn how to do so in a digital setting?
We have developed a new web course in digital facilitation for beginners & advance level.
Learn how to better facilitate workshops in spatially scattered teams.

En engagerad facilitator i färd med att kommunicera med och leda deltagare på distans framför mikrofon och datorskärm.Book a courses for your team & according to your needs:

Discovery (free webinar)

Beginner, Advanced & Custom Content


Feel free to contact us




    • Inspiration Session:
      Price is based on the number of participants and time length, contact us for a price quote.
    • Intro:
      Price for professionals: 6 000 SEK*.
      Price for Openlab’s founding partners: 5 000 SEK*.
      This course can also be ordered for groups from a minimum of 25 participants, contact us for a price quote.
    • Generating Insights for Innovation:
      Price for professionals: 12 000 SEK*.
      Price for Openlab’s founding partners: 10 000 SEK*.
      This course can be ordered for teams with needs to focus on their own challenge, contact us for a price quote.


    • Beginner & advance level:
      – 16 to 22 participants: 5 400 SEK* per participant.
      – 11 to 15 participants: 6 000 SEK* per participant.
      – 10 participants or less, fixed price = 60 000 SEK*.
    • Custom course content: send your request and we will return with a price quote.
      Price for Openlab’s founding partners: 20% discount applies to these courses.*All prices are ex. VAT (ex. moms) and courses includes fika if held physically at Openlab.

Partners include: Stockholms Stad, Region Stockholm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University & Södertorns Högskola.

Feedbacks from participants:
"Nice course! Interesting to meet others in different industries 
who face similar challenges and hear how they solve it. 
Nice course leader also, who guided us through the tools 
in a positive and playful spirit!"
Participant, Digital Facilitation advance level course, autumn 2020
"This course was exactly what I had hoped for, and more!
Great exercises for understanding and explaining Design Thinking.
Very competent course coaches, engaged and positive."
Participant, Design Thinking Intro Course, winter 2017