Purpose of this qualification  

To prepare a learner to operate as a Design Thinking Innovation Lead. 

A Design Thinking Innovation Lead, coaches teams to apply design thinking approaches and methodologies to understand and address complex challenges, creating innovative solutions for problem-solving and addressing needs. They immerse themselves in the environment and context of the problem or need, approach it from multiple perspectives, and collaboratively apply analysis and synthesis of data from multiple sources in a coherent and relevant manner. 

A qualified learner will be able to: 

    1. Lead teams to conduct ethnographic research, immerse themselves in the environment and context, and enhance engagement and empathy with stakeholders and problem analysis.
    2. Act as a conduit for, and lead teams to understand problems and create innovative solutions using design thinking methodologies.
    3. Apply the design thinking process and methodology to stimulate creativity and innovation in designing and creating innovative solutions to solve problems.