iSQI certification program

Transforming teams to Design Thinkers

Design Thinking is a guarantee for a successful story.
Companies know: The Customer Centricity of design-driven production outperforms with 228%.
Source: Design Management Institute

Expand your portfolio with Design Thinking 2.0


Why you should offer this certification?

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Exam Details:

  • Board: Alliance for Qualification
  • Exam questions: 40
  • Minimum score: 65 %
  • Examination Time: 60 min
  • Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements
  • Product Type: Exam
  • Training: recommended
  • Paper-based or test-center exam
  • In English

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Target Group:

  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • UX Designers
  • Designers
  • Anyone involved in coaching or training teams seeking to implement Design Thinking.
  • Managers seeking to understand how Design Thinking can add value to their organization.
  • Business Analysts working with Design Thinking teams.

Tha’s what you can take out of the certification program:

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iSQI Factsheet Design Thinking

This course is dedicated to design thinking as a means to infuse business problem solving and spark innovation using a designer’s mindset.

The value that design thinking has brought to organizations is innovation that has disrupted their markets, enhanced brands in terms of recognition, sales and performance, and business adaptation. Design thinking is a means to derisk innovation. Design thinking seeks to understand the problem from the stakeholders’ point of view and thus improve the likelihood of a solution being relevant and accepted. Educated guesses are brought forward cheaply and quickly for evaluation. Stakeholders are able to inform design teams with actionable guidance by providing their perspective on tangible prototypes the team puts forward.

Consistent with the spirit of design thinking oriented problem solving, multiple systemized approaches to design thinking have been proposed to solve the problem of implementing design thinking in practice. This course explores the Design Council’s Double Diamond approach, Stanford d.School 5-Stage approach and the Designing for Growth approach by Liedtka and Ogilvie. The Hasso Plattner Institute uses six steps while there is a four-step approach from the 11 Version 0.6.3 © Copyright 2018 Kanazawa Technical College in Japan. [B2] The design consulting company IDEO has yet a different approach. A collection of design thinking approaches can be found here.

Members of a design thinking team need to adopt a “design thinking mindset” when they are participating on design thinking projects. The attitudes and expectations of each member have a direct effect on the design thinking effort. This course explores the qualities that comprise the design thinking mindset.

The training will explore concepts essential to the practice of design thinking. These notions are integral to the approaches.
Empathy | Ethnography | Divergent Thinking | Convergent Thinking | Visual Thinking | Assumption Testing | Prototyping

In order for design thinking to succeed, the right ingredients need to be assembled.
People | Place | Materials | Organizational Fit

Process Stages of Designing for Growth | Design Thinking Tools and Methods | Design Thinking Application

This is how you can take advantage of the certification program as a company team player:

Create new products

twice as fast as competitors


the working culture of teams level by 71 %


the innovation process by 69%

50 %

of the companies report more loyal to customers

Design Thinking 2.0: what are the benefits for me and my company?

Speed up Innovation with Design Thinking | Guido Stompff | TEDxVenlo
The most important facts | Rex Black | Master Trainer
Benefits for roles | Rex Black | Master Trainer

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