Key Information

Course Price
Earlybird Price $1,500 (Full Price $1,800) The earlybird price is available up to 30 June 2022
Delivery Face-to-face Workshop
Workshop Dates 29 - 31 August 2022
9am - 5pm (3 days)
Location Enterprize, Macquarie House, Civic Square, 92 Cameron Street, Launceston

The earlybird price is available up to 30 June 2022

About this course

Design Thinking is recognised globally as a people-centered approach that fosters innovation within workplaces. This highly energetic 3-day workshop will give you the practical knowledge behind the principles of Design Thinking, including the key tools, and terminology.

Hands-on and practical, you will ‘learn-by-doing’ in this course, including the opportunity to collaborate with your peers on real projects. This course is guaranteed to make you step out of your comfort zone, discover fresh ideas and learn innovative ways of thinking outside of the office cubicle.

At the end of this course, you will also gain access to Echo's global network of innovators where you can connect with thousands of like-minded people from around the world.

How you will learn

The Design Thinking Experience consists of an intensive three day workshop with area experts that will guide your understanding of the design thinking methodology as well as provide the tools in which to adopt and apply the design thinking mindset.  The participatory workshop environment will enable you to immerse yourself in the learning process, together with your fellow learners.  There are no assessments required to complete this course, and participants will receive an electronic certificate you can share via your social networks. 

Who should do this course?

This course is not just for designers!  The Design Thinking Experience has been developed to provide you with the tools you can apply in any context or profession as a means of improving collaboration, productivity or paving the way to workplace innovation.

What you will learn

  • Learn how to successfully innovate and lead change through design thinking.

  • Discover how to adopt a mindset to solve complex problems and improve work productivity.

  • Learn practical ways to revolutionise team work, collaboration and empathy awareness.

  • Build your confidence to create new products, services or business models.

Echos School of Design Thinking

Your course facilitator will be Ricardo Ruffo, the CEO and Founder of Echos School of Design Thinking. Echos was created for innovators, entrepreneurs and organisations who wish to be at the frontier of innovation. The School of Design Thinking is a pioneering learning space in design thinking, founded in 2012 by Echos – an independent and global innovation laboratory. It has contributed to the development of the new generation of innovators worldwide, impacting more than 38,000 people.


“It was a great and very entertaining learning experience and process.”

Shaun Hancock, CEO, Tasmanian Bakeries

“I really enjoyed the delivery and practical examples - I found these particularly interesting. I look forward to working through the theory and fine tuning my understanding. Many thanks.”

Xanthe Harvey, AusIndustry