Design Thinking


Embrace change, inspire people, spark innovation.

Not all designers know how to use it, some non-creatives practice it daily, many industries can benefit from it. Design thinking is a set of methods and tools extracted from the approach of professional designers. It is creative problem solving applied to all sorts of challenges and people.

Over the past 5 years, This is BOUW mastered in developing workshops, trainings and long-term programs enabling their clients to use this approach and generate new ideas and skills. The design studio now welcomes all kinds of project-leaders and entrepreneurs to learn from their experience and develop new work processes or lead unique workshops.

This training will teach you to think out of the box and tackle professional challenges from a different angle. Discover simple techniques to create new solutions from concept to prototyping, and learn to guide collaborators and clients through a design thinking experience.

Profile: All (creative) entrepreneurs and team leaders.

Recommendation: We advise to take the Communication Skills training to strengthen the content of this class.

Time: 33 classes of 2 hours given to group A on Thursdays, 10AM / group B on Thursdays, 6PM
Language: English
Capacity: Up to 6 participants per group
Costs: 90€ excl.VAT / free for our Starter memberships / prints included
Location: The Commune / 1st floor / Keilestraat 5A / Rotterdam
Upcoming dates: 10/01/19, 17/01/19, and 24/01/19 (next round of classes in April 2019)

Check our availabilities, find your group and register on one of the forms below.


The Commune is known as the springboard for young creative talents in Rotterdam. Made by designers for designers, this incubator offers facilities, trainings, events and equipment which are tailored to the needs of starting creative freelancers. Meet its founders, members and large circle of friends by attending one of The Commune events, or by scheduling a visit!