Design a Better Business Experience
A two day limited edition workshop + event night
10 & 11 October 2018, Amsterdam, Zoku Hotel.
There is no better way to learn about the tools, cases and mindset behind Design a Better Business than experiencing it in a two-day workshop. We are planning a limited number of workshops for 2018. Here we will do a deep dive and help participants become designers. Will you be one of the lucky participants?
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
You will experience a 2 day workshop and event night. The locations where the experience is held are places where you can work, relax and socialise. You will experience uncertainty, will have fun, will learn and will get to meet other people.
GET OUT OF THE BUILDING!
You need to step up as a rebel and be comfortable with being uncomfortable. We help you to get out of the building and be prepared. What do potential customers do? What do they think of your new concept? What questions do you ask? Part of the workshops is to observe and question (potential) customers for your concept. You can practice your design skills like and start asking the right questions..
WHY SHOULD YOU COME?
You are a rebel and want to transform your business or start a new business. You are a business leader, an aspiring entrepreneur, a corporate innovator, a growth investor, a social impact change agent or enterprising student, this deep dive will yield you many insights and experience with new tools to change uncertainty into opportunity tomorrow. You want to look for like minded people and connect with the community.
Oh, and you’re not looking for yet another workshop. You’re looking for a true experience.
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How design thinking can be applied for both strategy and innovation
- How design thinking tools are different and will lead to different results
- Get familiar with non linear thinking and apply the Double Loop
- Learn how to set your Point of View (POV)
- Learn how other organizations apply these new tools and skills
- Apply visual thinking during these two days so you become addicted
BLOCK 1: 9:00-10:30 EMBRACE UNCERTAINTY
- Design thinking applied for strategy and innovation
- Linear thinking vs. The Double Loop
- The seven essential skills of designers
- Design criteria as a toolbox for business (tool)
- A marker, post-it notes and your notebook as visual tools
BLOCK 2: 11:00-12:30 YOUR POINT OF VIEW (POV)
- What is your Point of View? Do you have one?
- Design your vision and strategy with the 5 bold steps vision canvas (tool)
- The Cover Story as a vision warm-up exercise (tool)
- Case Study
- How to connect your vision to your business model and value proposition
BLOCK 3: 13:30-15:00 UNDERSTAND CUSTOMERS
- How to understand your customer best through observation
- Understand your customer with the persona and right hand side of Value Proposition Canvas (tool)
- The customer journey as a way to understand customers (tool)
- The art of asking the right questions to the right people
BLOCK 4: 15:30-17:00 IDEATE AND DESIGN NEW BUSINESS MODELS
- 5 Innovation techniques to get your engines going!
- The business model canvas as a tool for innovation (tool)
- Design your value proposition with the value proposition canvas (tool)
- Case Study
EVENING DAY 1
- 18:00 Drinks
- 19:30 Dinner
- 20:30 Continuous learning and design thinking exercises
9:00-10:30 PROTOTYPE: GET INTO THE MAKERS’ MINDSET
- Prototyping business models and value propositions
- Learn how to prototype an app on paper and on your phone
- Build a minimum viable product yourself (skill)
11:00-12:30 VALIDATE: FIND YOUR RISKIEST ASSUMPTIONS
- Use the Investment Readiness Level of Steve Blank as a roadmap (tool)
- How to find the most riskiest assumption with the riskiest assumption finder (tool)
- What is a pivot? How do you pivot?
- Case Study
13:30-15:00 VALIDATE: SET UP EXPERIMENTS AND LEARN
- Set up experiments with the experiment canvas (tool) designed by Ash Maurya
- Validate your assumptions and track your pivots with the validation canvas
- Case study: The journey of Abrella a start-up from Denmark
15:30-17:00 HOW TO FACILITATE WORKSHOPS ON STRATEGY AND INNOVATION?
- How to design meetings and workshops
- The screenplay as a tool for designing workshops (tool)
- The team charter to get the right team on board (tool)
- How to design strategy & innovation workshops
- How fast passes help you do business planning
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU JOIN OUR WORKSHOP?
- The Book Design a Better Business
- The essential tool box with templates
- Set of markers, post it notes to work with
- A storytelling toolkit to get your message across
- Detailed case studies from Toyota, Audi, Wavin, Onetab etc.
- Screenplays for strategy and innovation workshops
WHO WILL RUN THE WORKSHOP?
In Taipei the workshop is in Chinese, the Taiwanese BMI team will run the workshop.
Mind you, within the experience we will work on a common case, it is not possible to work on your own business case.