Professional Programmes


CIID’s Professional Programmes are intensive, multi-day workshops coming on demand to companies or the public in major cities around the world. Taught by world-class designers and field experts, our courses are built to give you or your team a transformative boost in your knowledge, skills, network, and career perspectives within three days or more.

Built on the foundation of people-centred design and prototyping, our courses emphasise real-world applications and actionable, hands-on skill building. You’ll work intensively with your peers and instructors through a combination of lectures, exercises, and accelerated projects.

Professional Programmes workshops can either be public or custom. Upcoming public workshops can be found on this page and are open to anyone who wants to join. If your city is not yet represented, you can request it by filling out this two-minute survey. We decide our locations based on popular demand, so your voice matters!

Custom workshops are tailor-made for each interested organization and exclusively available to you and your team. If you are interested in bringing CIID’s Professional Programmes to your organization, contact us at to explore the possibility and design the best approach according to your needs.

We are also always open to partners who want to support us in bringing public courses to their cities.

Upcoming Public Workshops

August 28-30th, 2019: LIMA, Peru – Design Thinking for Services (3-day course)

September 18-20th, 2019: COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Design Thinking for Services (3-day course)

September 30th-October 2nd, 2019: QUITO, Ecuador – Design Thinking for Services (3-day course)

October 14-15th, 2019: ATHENS, Greece – Futurecasting with Design Thinking Tools (2-day course)

November 13-15th, 2019: SINGAPORE – Design Thinking for Services (3-day course)

November 20-22nd, 2019: LIMA, Peru – Design for Future Casting (3-day course)

Example Courses for Custom Workshops

1. Service Design through Experience Prototyping

In this intensive course we provide you with the skills to understand user needs, come up with great service concepts, communicate these ideas well, and create sophisticated experience prototypes to test your concepts. We will work according to a rapid design thinking process that puts the user at the center to create actionable, business-ready experience prototypes.

2. Design Thinking

This course introduces a people-centered design thinking approach for products, services, and team building, in a practical and interactive way. This course is best suited for teams without a design background, or mixed teams who want to acquire a shared language and methodology.

3. Interaction Design

This course focuses on digital, physical, and human interactions with products and services. In this deep-dive, you and your team rapidly learn and apply rapid prototyping methods for various interactions, whether for web, mobile, physical products, or environments and interactive spaces.

Past Workshops

Since 2015, we have conducted public workshops in Singapore, London, New York, Bangalore, Pune, Athens, and Copenhagen. Participants have included UX/visual/interaction designers, usability professionals, front-end developers, product owners, entrepreneurs, and managers.

In our custom workshops for organisations, we have trained professionals from environments as diverse as Google, the BBC, Singapore Airlines, international governments, and pre-seed startups. The Professional Programmes offering is ideal for teams seeking to boost capabilities as an organisation or to kickstart a new product or service, as well as cross-department or interdisciplinary teams looking to develop a shared language and methodology.

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