Development processes

Design Thinking workshop

Thinking like a designer, or user-oriented development in combination with systematic problem solving. Design Thinking helps you to solve your user's challenges in a structured way using various methods.

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Content of the development process

You think like a designer by putting yourself in the shoes of your user, to discover his or her dreams and thresholds. From this starting point you set up a reliable design challenge, from which you can easily come up with new ideas. Using different selection methods you arrive at one idea. In a possible follow-up session you validate this idea by prototyping and testing.

RDM Next's Design Thinking session introduces you to various design methods, which we put together based on your preferences and ambitions. This way we ensure that you come up with good ideas, and at the same time you can involve your team in thinking from new perspectives.


After this session, participants go home with a clear problem definition and concrete solutions to this problem. In addition, they know what steps need to be taken to actually solve this challenge.

Location and time

The design thinking session can be given at any location, but it is most fun to do it with us in the Innovation Dock. We take a whole day for this, with enough time for theory and practice. We can also create a tailor-made program for your team.

Mix 'n match

The Design Thinking session can be done in combination with a Validation session and a Co-creation session. If you want to go through the entire Design Thinking Cycle, we recommend that you also do a Validation session.

What others thought of it

“It started with a fun inspiration session from other industries. A well-organized brainstorm was then organized that generated concrete and valuable ideas that we can continue to work on.”

Municipality of Rotterdam

Practical information

Language: Dutch/English
Number of persons: 10-20
Start time: In consultation
Duration: 4 hours / 8 hours
Lunch/drinks: Optional
Price: from €170 pp

About the facilitators

Jurjen Lengkeek

Co-founder RDM Next

After being active in start-up support for several years, Jurjen founded RDM Makerspace, which transformed into RDM Next in 2019. Based on previous experiences and rooted in his own projects, collaborations and companies, Jurjen supports companies in their search for innovation.

Frido Aalbers

Co-founder RDM Next

Through RDM Next and the IoT Academy, Frido has helped hundreds of companies with innovation over the past four years. In his role as head facilitator, he asks the right questions that help optimize processes and spot new opportunities. The focus is on risk-free innovation.

They visited RDM Next


Right above the robot arms, 3D printers and other developments of the Innovation Dock in Rotterdam you will find the Loft. The Loft offers space for up to 120 people for any event. The flexible layout makes Loft suitable for small meetings, but also for larger events and parties. Are you looking for an inspiring location in Rotterdam? Or would you like to take a look first? Then contact us now!



How can we help you?

Do you need personal advice? Or do you have questions about the possibilities? Our event manager Nadiah will help you further.