Who should take this course

If you are a finalist of the Innovation Olympics 2.0 Hackathon, then yes this course is for you. If you are not a finalist but would like to participate in future events - or have your own agri innovation idea, you may also take this course for the purpose of learning Design Thinking. But do know that doing so will not allow you

What you will find

  • Video Lessons

    The best way to make the most out of this workshop is by being there. But if you miss the session, none to worry as there are recordings from past workshops that help you understand the concepts

  • Activity Instructions

    Forgot what needs to be done? Have no worries! Here you will find the instructions given to you during the remote workshop. Remember, the best way to learn Design Thinking is by doing Design Thinking.

  • Templates Trackers and Tools

    This course is going to be full of activities and output driven. To help you with all that needs to be done and accelerate your learning, we've made sure to supply you with the right templates, tools and trackers at the time that you need it

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Project and Learning Objectives

    • Getting Organized

  • 2

    Intro to Design Thinking

    • The Problem with Innovation

    • The Klaseko Failure Story

    • What is Design Thinking

    • Design Thinking in Images

    • The Innovation Mindsets and Creative Confidence

  • 3

    The Importance of Empathy

    • Stop Building! Begin by Understanding

    • How to Gain Empathy for Our Customers

    • Introducing the Customer Persona

  • 4

    Preparing for Empathy Interviews

    • Step 1: Set Your Interview Objectives and Agenda

    • Step 2: Prepare your Introduction

    • Good and Bad Questions

    • Quiz: Determine if the following questions are good or bad

    • Step 3: Prepare the Key Questions

    • Note Taking Tips

    • Step 4: Find Your Respondents

    • Step 5: Practice, Iterate, Go!

  • 5

    Defining Your Customers, Their Journeys and Challenges

    • What are Empathy Maps

    • What are Journey Maps

    • How to Create Journey Maps

    • Avoid Making these Common Mapping Issues

    • Converting Challenges to Opportunities

  • 6

    Finding Inspiration from Others

    • What are Lightning Demos

    • How to do Lightning Demos

  • 7

    Structured Brainstorming to Find Great Ideas

    • The Problem with Unstructured Brainstorming

    • What are Ideation Sessions

    • Choosing the Best Ideas

  • 8


    • 4 Step Solution Sketch

  • 9

    Testing Your Ideas with Experiments

    • What is the Lean Startup

    • Introducing the Experiment Tracker

    • Turn Ideas into a Hypothesis

    • Validating Using Pre-Sales

    • Validating Using the MVP or Concierge Method

  • 10

    Next steps

    • Judging Criteria

    • Presentation Guidelines

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