"Apply Design Thinking for Product Innovation" is created in collaboration between A*STAR SIMTech and PALO IT,
a renowned digital technology & innovation consultancy headquartered in France.
Participants get the opportunity to tour SIMTech's Model Factory and/or Innovation Factory for this course.
A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and PALO IT have jointly developed a unique and immersive “Apply Design Thinking for Product Innovation” course that covers in-depth the essential design thinking elements of discovery, synthesis, ideation, prototyping and validation. Participants will learn and apply design thinking principles in the form of hands-on prototyping activities within SIMTech’s experimental labs. This 24-hour course serves as an intermediate level entry into the design thinking space.
Design thinking as a methodology and its application in the form of state-of-the-art product prototyping techniques can save vast amounts of investment when exploring new ideas in the fields of product innovation. The process of design thinking is green and sustainable, as an emphasis on the prototyping and user-validation stages ensure that the products generated will have market traction. Participants can expect dynamic, engaging and insightful sessions full of real-world case studies led by certified Design Thinking coaches and UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) designers. Participants will learn how to generate an innovative, consumer-oriented strategy that minimises the risk of bringing a new product to market by developing deep insights and rapid prototyping skills through a 5-step methodology of:
Participants will learn to use software to model the product concepts and use a 3D printer to create prototypes. They will also learn about product engineering requirement and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA).
Our webinar was held on 13 May 2022 to offer an introduction to this course. You can also watch our webinar's video recording at our YouTube webpage.
The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.
Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech if they meet the following criteria:
The full course fee for this module is $2,400 before funding and prevailing GST.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.
¹ Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) scheme (ETSS), subject to eligibility criteria.
SME companies are reminded to visit https://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg and click on ‘Digital Services’ to check that the status of your company is updated as “SME” so that their sponsored participants are eligible for the ETSS funding.
Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset course fees (for self-sponsored registrations only). For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit www.ssg.gov.sg
Above courses are jointly organised with PALO IT.
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