The funny thing about the internet is how very few people realise that never before in human history has it been easier for someone to:
Learn some new skills
Design and build a product using the skills you’ve learned
Distribute the product to a worldwide market
Get feedback from users of the product and improve it iteratively
All for minimal cost. All independently.
I don’t have any paper certifications that relates to Agile or Design Thinking, but I have delivered several products as a Product Owner in a few large corporations. More importantly, I’ve also been in a few large corporations that drink the two day design sprint Kool-aid only to find that they revert to “BAU” mode after paying for an overpriced trainer’s week of work. Applying Design Thinking in an Agile Software delivery team is not rocket science, but requires plenty of hard work and perseverance to change a pre-existing mindset.
A chorus of pundits complains about Apple’s obsession with thinness, every time a new device with a fresh hardware iteration – painstakingly designed to be as thin as possible, is announced.