Design Thinking Bootcamp

Course Reference No:
CRS-N-0052726 (Classroom Learning)
CRS-N-0046394 (Synchronous e-Learning)


Course Objectives

Design Thinking is a human-centered methodology for innovation. It draws on methods from engineering and design, combining ideas from arts, tools from social sciences and insights from the business world. The 1-day Design Thinking bootcamp will enable you to use behavioural insights and discover the human factor in innovation. 

At the end of this course, participants will learn:
• Understand and apply concepts of Design Thinking to innovation projects
• Understand and use Design Thinking tools 
• Carry out prototyping of a proposed innovation concept


• Why Design Thinking matters
• Core principles of Design Thinking & innovation
• How to start a Design Challenge
• User insight research methods
• User data collection & analytics
• Identify latent need and innovation opportunities
• Develop, test and communicate concept prototyping



Who Should Attend

Professionals and managers who need to know how to apply Design Thinking in their work.

Mode of Training

On-campus or Online (Live)

Mr Dennis Ng

Dennis Ng is a people leader that is purpose focused and values centered in the quest for excellence. He has successfully led and transformed public and private sector entities through organisation change initiatives as well as capabilities and capacity building. With customised organisation change management and human resource development intervention, Dennis has successfully facilitated organisations and corporations to shape their business culture, developed leadership team effectiveness and nurtured talents to meet business needs and growth. He has vast experience in collaborating with the Board, HR partners and business leaders from the government agencies, Keppel Singmarine, Singapore Institute of Management, Maybank, Rhodium Resources, Lobb Heng Group and Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine at Qatar. As a core member of the Singapore Army’s transformation programme, he led organisational intervention initiatives to heighten force readiness and operating capabilities, implemented Army-wide Team-learning pedagogy and shaped organisation culture in business entities merger and integration exercises. Dennis also helmed senior leadership positions in the recreational club industry and successfully restructured a complex resort with strong service culture. One of Dennis’ core specialisations is in the area of executive coaching and he has coached executive leaders and young talents in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Dennis holds a Masters degree in Education and Human Resource Development from George Washington University. He is also a recipient of the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Military). Dennis is a certified Action Learning Coach by the World Institute for Action Learning, an Executive Coach of Linkage Asia and the Singapore Armed Forces, a business transformation facilitator of A*STAR and a certified associate with Emergenetics International.


Dr Guo Lei

Dr Guo Lei is an active educator and researcher in data science, behavioural study and design thinking, with extensive experience in delivering practice-based learning programmes and applied research projects with successful results.

Starting her career in Singapore as a marketing practitioner, Dr Guo worked across manufacturing, entertainment and education industries. She was the Chief Representative in China for a Singapore listed company. She was also responsible for setting up Shanghai Office and promoting executive education programmes for NUS Business School in Greater China market.

With the aspiration of bridging the gap between research and practice, Dr Guo pursued her PhD in the UK, where she worked on large-scale research projects with Cambridge University Service Alliance, BAE Systems and China Mobile.

Dr Guo returned to Singapore and joined NUS as a faculty member in 2011. She has particular experience in tackling complex challenges through applied research and education. She was the Principal Investigator for a series of research projects to inform better public transport policy decisions. She consults local and overseas corporate clients on data analytics, user experience design and service innovation. Dr Guo teaches executive programmes of Data Analytics and Design Thinking at NUS. She has a passion for engaging and inspiring working professionals at all levels by applying the theory to real world business applications.

Dr Guo holds a PhD in Marketing from University of Exeter, an MBA from University of Adelaide and a BA in Literature from Beijing Normal University.


23 Feb 2021 (Online)


1 Day
9.00am to 5.30pm


National University of Singapore
University Town

International Participants


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens (39 yrs old or younger) or Singapore PRs


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens (40 yrs or older)


Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs


Incl. GST

Fees & Fundings

Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore PRs Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs3
Full Programme Fee S$850.00 S$850.00 S$850.00 S$850.00 S$850.00
SkillsFuture Funding
(Refer to Funding Page for Claim Period)
- (S$595.00) (S$595.00) (S$595.00) (S$595.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$850.00 S$255.00 S$255.00 S$255.00 S$255.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$59.50 S$17.85 S$17.85 S$17.85 S$17.85
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$909.50 S$272.85 S$272.85 S$272.85 S$272.85
Less Additional Funding if
Eligible Under Various Scheme
- - (S$170.00) - (S$170.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$909.50 S$272.85 S$102.85 S$272.85

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit
  4. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME. For more information, visit
  5. Eligible individuals may apply for training allowance capped at $6/hr under the WSS scheme, visit- for more information on WSS.
  6. NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) – All self-employed (i.e. freelancers and sole-proprietors-with-no-employee) Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) from NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). Click here for more information.
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13 November 2020