Conceptual Thinking

Analyse and synthesise information by identifying key issues, perceiving unseen patterns and trends and deducing connections between issues to develop relevant ideas and solutions

Module Content

  • Critical thinking processes
  • Standards for the assessment of thinking
  • Stages for critical thinking development
  • Logical connections between ideas
  • Roles of egocentrism and sociocentrism in thinking
  • Strategies to reduce egocentric thoughts
  • Research methodologies and techniques


Lessons are conducted in a structured yet pragmatic manner as lectures are blended with classroom/group discussions, case studies and presentations. The group discussions give participants the opportunities to share their experience while case studies & presentations help the practice and application of concepts and approaches learned through the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the differences of conceptual thinking, critical thinking, and analytical thinking. 
  • Examine the fundamentals of conceptual thinking and apply the fundamentals to goals alignment. 
  • Identify trends and data points so as to develop ideas and solutions based on higher thinking and questioning.
  • Evaluate the different phases of conceptual thinking.LO5: Evaluate of life skills and experiences and visualise concepts to analyse facts and data. 
  • Use visual tools to develop models and frameworks to enhance understanding of new ideas for implementation.  
  • Apply conceptual thinking to analyse impact of future developments on current policies and processes.
  • Review the relevance and importance of situations from multiple perspectives of the stakeholders
  • Examine the roles of egocentrism and sociocentrism in critical thinking and develop strategies to reduce egocentric thoughts.

Target Participants:

  • Lead Service Designer, Service Designer, Design Researcher, Design Executive, in designing of user experiences for the organisation
  • PME who has the relevant work experience from other industries or sectors wanting to enhance one’s knowledge and skills, to expand one’s job portfolio or to seek national certification/qualification in the design industry specialising in innovation.
  • PMEs and career switchers with supervisory or managerial experience, or individuals in other related industries or wanting to join the design industry specialising in innovation
  • Applicants must be proficient with digital devices and apps to attend the e-learning session and complete all online assessments independently. 

Medium of Instruction:


Total Training Hours: 16 hours (2 days)

Assessment and Certification

Participants who achieve 75% attendance and pass the end-of-course assessment will be awarded the Statement of Attainment

Course Schedule





Mode of Delivery:






Mode of Delivery:


Total Training Hours: 16 hours (2 days)
Registration Closing Date: 7 days before course commencement

Course Fees

  Singapore Citizens (21-39 Yrs Old)
& Permanent Residents (21 & above)
SG Citizens ≥ 40Yrs /
SME Sponsored
Full Course Fees (incl. 7% GST) $749.00 $749.00
Training Grant $350.00 $490.00
Amount Payable (incl. 7% GST) $399.00 $259.00

Prices shown are not inclusive of application fee and/or any other additional fees that may be stipulated.

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