Design thinking for innovators • Workshop

Design thinking
for innovators

Get hands-on with design thinking, in this practical, outcomes-focussed workshop.

Next up 9am - 12pm, Wednesday 30 May Riff Coworking Level 4, 45 St Georges Tce, Perth WA Register

Learn the foundations of design thinking.

One of the most important emerging skillsets of our time, design thinking is a creative approach to solving problems using a human-focussed lens. Leveraged by leading innovators throughout the globe, design thinking is a foundational skill of the modern age for any professional or innovator.

This workshop will arm you with the foundations of design thinking and the knowledge on how to apply to your organisation, role or life.

What you'll learn


Be able to define design thinking, its variations and how it fits into a broader design toolkit.


Understand how design thinking can be used in an organisational context to identify solutions to customer and user problems.


Successfully run an end-to-end design thinking process, including problem definition, interviewing and prototyping.

"SOMAs design thinking workshop was super practical and hands-on. Nate's tutoring guided us to a really deep understanding of the concept and process."

Aaron Marketing Executive

The lowdown

Why is
this important?

Design thinking enables innovators and change makers to develop deep empathy for their users, allowing them to uncover real insights that results in meaningful solutions to observed problems. Ultimately, this results in better outcomes for both the customers and the organisations.

Who is
this for?

Design thinking is an important component in any marketers, product managers or customer experience leaders toolkit. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning design thinking using a hands-on approach and how they can utilise the skillset in their day-fto-day roles and lives.

What do I
need to bring?

Just your creativity! This is a computer free workshop. We will provide all the tools required for prototyping and the canvases we will use throughout the session. You are welcome to take home all the materials used at the ends of the session.


Design Guru

Nate Sturcke is passionate educator and supporter of the local Perth innovation ecosystem. Over the last 5 years Nate has worked with over 1,000 entrepreneurs through a variety of programs, including the Silicon-Valley based Founder Institute accelerator; Google-backed Startup Weekend; and RAC SeedSpark seed fund. In 2017, Nate was awarded the WA Startup Community award for his role in promoting early stage entrepreneurship throughout the state.

Learn more.

The run sheet

Welcome & Intros.

Say g'day and get to know your fellow design thinkers.

Design thinking foundations.

Understand the design thinking process, it's origins and explore case studies on how design thinking has impacted organisations world-wide.

The Wallet Project.

A fast-paced, hands-on 90-minute activity that takes you through the entire design thinking process from problem definition through to prototyping.

Apply design thinking.

Exploring the sessions takeaways and identify opportunity for the principles taught to be applied in your organisation.

"A truly immersive hands-on course with invaluable insights and take home learnings. The coffee's pretty good too!"

Derek Design Manager

Next up 9am - 12pm, Wednesday 30 May Riff Coworking Level 4, 45 St Georges Tce, Perth WA Book for me

This event is proudly brought to you by SOMA

SOMA, or Skills of the Modern Age, is a future skills academy helping Australians get ready for the future of work. Through in-person events, workshops and courses, we deliver practical training programs in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

From programming to product design, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, we're on a mission to retool Australia, one learner at a time.

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