CDTP® – Certified Design Thinking Professional

Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP) is a certificate by the Global Innovation Institute (GInI). CDTP asserts participants understanding in themes related to used processes, methods and inquiries used in design thinking. As well, design thinking CDTP prepares you to lead useful and profitable design thinking experiments. CDTP illustrates design thinking principles and critical design theories and concepts

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The Glnl Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)® is Glnl’s recognition of innovation professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the key topics relating to Human-Centric Design, Design Thinking, the Design Thinking process, and Design methods.

CDTP certification affirms an individual’s proficiency at this most crucial of innovation methods. This includes: the Human Centered Design (HCD) philosophy, Design Thinking overall, the Design Thinking process, Points of View, Design Principles, Design Methods for Observation, Design Methods for Inquiry, Design Methods for Experimenting, Design Methods for Study, and the critical role of Prototyping.

CInP® training will clearly teach you:
  • The fundamentals of business innovation.
  • What it means to be a part of the innovation practice in your organization.
  • How to structure and carry out innovation projects.
  • How to engage in different types of research for innovation.
  • How the Innovation Management process works.
  • The different roles that Innovation Managers must fill.
  • How to use storytelling as an effective Innovation Management tool.
What’s Included:
  • The purpose of the CDTP exam is for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the CDTP body of knowledge.
  • Glnl’s standard method for administering exams is through computer-based testing (CBT) Paper based testing (PBT) is available under certain limited circumstances, and by special request.
  • The CDTP exam has 90 multiple-choice questions. These questions are placed in random order throughout the exam.
  • The passing score for CDTP exam is 65%.
  • The allotted time to complete the computer-based exam is 90 minutes. Some candidates may require less than the allotted 90 minutes to complete the exam.
  • There are no scheduled breaks during the exam, although you may take breaks as needed.
  • You will be unable to pause the timer once you begin the exam. The exam timer will continue counting down even if your computer shuts down.  Therefore ensure that you can remain undisturbed while taking the exam.  If your network connection is lost, you can resume the exam where you left off once it is reconnected, but the timer will not pause during this time.
  • You will be able to navigate between the questions in order to go back to previously answered questions and review your answers.
  • For each question, there is only one correct response out of four responses given.
  • Once you submit your answers, you will immediately receive your Pass / Fail result.
  • Once you pass the exam, you can expect to receive your digital certificate within 7 business days.

(CDTP)® certification is for professionals who desire or intend to take on the role of Innovation specialist within a business, and thus wish to develop deeper insight into the highly-critical Design Thinking approach to Innovation.  This person will in many cases work as an internal consultant serving numerous Innovation Teams within a business, often as a part of the business’ Core Innovation Group or Innovation Lab.

(CDTP)® certification is also for anyone who simply wishes to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the Human-Centered Design philosophy, the Design Thinking process, and the affiliated Design Methods.

(CDTP)® certification is intended for front-line professionals and mid-level managers with several years’ experience working directly in Innovation.  If one has less than two years’ experience working in Innovation or a related area, they should first seek CInP® certification and at least two years’ experience working in Innovation or a related area prior to pursuing (CDTP)® certification

The training associated with (CDTP)® certification is designed to impart a deep understanding of the core elements of Design Thinking, namely: the Human-Centered Design philosophy; the Design Thinking process; and the many affiliated Design Methods – grouped into four groups designated as the Observe Methods, the Questions Methods, the Experiment Methods, and the Study Methods.  The training attempts to impart hands-on practice with select Design methods so that they can be put to immediate use within one’s business.

Become a Part of the Exclusive World of Design Thinking

You will develop a deep understanding of the philosophy, methodology, and tools of Design Thinking, to becoming initiated into one of the world’s most powerful and impactful approaches to innovation. You will learn how to explore customer and market needs deeply with a designer’s mindset.

Become a Powerful Voice for Customer Empathy

You will learn how to dive into and explore your customers’ world with a deep sense of empathy for both their spoken and unspoken needs, and how to leverage these insights to deliver greater value that more effectively solves their pain and tension points.

Learn How to Get to the Real “Problem Behind the Problem”

You will learn how to formulate and test hypotheses around problems and opportunities to arrive at a clearer understanding of the real problem behind the perceived problem. You will learn how to use this as a method of substantially de-risking your organization’s innovation endeavors.

Become a Driving Force for Delivering Winning Brand Experiences

By understanding how to reframe problems, you will be able to develop a concise point of view regarding how to best position new solutions and brand experiences, ensuring everything your organization does delivers a consistent and valued brand message.

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