MINDSHOP | Design Thinking: The HolyGrail of Innovation

Fri Dec 08 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mindshop Online Classroom | Manchester

Kat Usop, MSHI
Publisher/HostKat Usop, MSHI
MINDSHOP | Design Thinking: The HolyGrail of Innovation
“We must design for the way people behave, not for how we would wish them to behave.” ― Donald A. Norman
About this Event

Design thinking is often considered a valuable approach to innovation because it offers a human-centered, iterative, and holistic framework that encourages creative problem-solving. While it may not be the "holy grail" of innovation for every situation, it is highly regarded for several reasons:
Are you ready to innovate and stand out as a company?Mindshop Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Design Thinking

Understanding Design Thinking Principles

The Human-Centered Design Approach

Real-World Applications of Design Thinking

Module 2: Empathize and Understand Users

The Importance of Empathy in Product Design

Conducting User Research and Interviews

Creating User Personas and Journey Maps

Module 3: Define the Problem

Problem Framing and Identification

Defining the Design Challenge

Creating Problem Statements

Module 4: Ideation and Creativity

Techniques for Ideation and Brainstorming

Encouraging a Culture of Creativity

Idea Selection and Prioritization

Module 5: Prototyping and Testing

Rapid Prototyping Techniques

Conducting User Testing

Gathering and Analyzing Feedback

Module 6: Iterate and Refine

The Iterative Nature of Design Thinking

Incorporating User Feedback for Improvement

Pivoting and Making Informed Changes

Module 7: Integrating Design Thinking into Product Development

Design Thinking in Agile and Lean Environments

Collaborating Across Cross-Functional Teams

Overcoming Common Implementation Challenges

Module 8: Case Studies and Examples

Analysis of Successful Products Developed with Design Thinking

Learning from Real-World Design Challenges

Who is this course for?
  • Entrepreneurs: Solo Riders
  • Founder teams: CXOs
  • Designers: UX/UI Designers, Product Managers
  • Builders: Engineers/Devs
  • Freelancers: Self-employed one-business Boss
  • Consultants: Self-employed mentors/Coaches

Course Format:

  • Self-Paced Video lectures + Monthly Livestreams
  • Quizzes and assessments for each module
  • Group discussions and forums for peer learning
  • Hands-on projects and assignments #LearnByDoing
  • Access to a virtual MINDSHOP's innovation sandbox for practical experience

Reading Appetizers:



I own multiple businesses and shoestring travel the world. (digital nomadism)

2020 Finalist at IdeaFest, Danville, VA

2020 Finalist at NC Showcase, Raleigh, NC

2019 Recipient of MU School of Medicine's Donald Lindberg Award's Innovation in Health IT

R&D Manager at Duke University – Biomedical Engineering Dept. 

Former University Lecturer at ENSET Biomedical Engineering School

Peer Reviewer at IEEE Journal of Biomedical & Health Informatics (JBHI)

Peer Reviewer at Journal for Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

Public Speaker: USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines (+30 talks)

Author of “Gamified Psychosphere” | "Gamifying Surgery" eBooks (Kindly and Google Books 2020)

HIT | Design Thinking Consultant at medverselab.com

Holder of Engineering Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering and Management with Specialization in Biomedical Engineering

Advanced Degree (MS.PhD) in Health Informatics

Co-founder of TechVerse Coworking Space, Rabat City, Morocco – the first tech-oriented coworking space in the kingdom.

Industrial background in Early-Startup Business Management and Operations (since I managed an incubator at Techverse)

Chief Software Architect of Sutures App – Gamified Gastro-intestinal e-Surgery Simulator (Check it out! )

Research Fellow at the University of Missouri’s Center for Biomedical Informatics.

Chief Design Thinker / Information Architect at Sinclair School of Nursing – HEAR App

Founder of GINA HEALTH – Gamified AI Startup (www.meetgina.co)


Bio: Katusop.com

Twitter: @itskatusop

Email: [email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Mindshop Online Classroom, ., Manchester, United Kingdom


USD 77.77

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