Blockchain is well known as the supporting technology for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but few people understand its use and full potential in other applications and services. Blockchain has already disrupted the monetary exchange system and how we securely exchange data, audit, transact, and verify authenticity. Blockchain is now disrupting every sector from banking to health to media. It is impacting and changing sectors that depend on security, transaction, value-in-use, data exchange, auditing, engagement and trust.
Global experts, technologists and innovators continue to discover new and novel uses for a technology platform originally used for cryptocurrencies and already the nascent uses of blockchains are having a profound impact in the way we design and develop products and services.
About This Course
In this course you will learn the essentials of the blockchain, the technology, the concept of the distrubuted ledger and the different opensource platforms, technologies and SDKs that can be used to develop new products and services.
This 5 day design bootcamp and hackathon will give you a chance to learn about blockchain and to develop a business idea that you can then pitch.
Using proven design thinking techniques we show you how to use and apply design thinking principles that are vital in the development of desirable, feasible and viable products using the Blockchain.
We’ll work with you to take an initial concept, and using Blockchain technology, you'll develop a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). You’ll learn how to design and develop your MVP and then develop a pitch to raise funding and garner resources and support as you scale.
A fundamental and practical understanding of how blockchain works, and its potential impact on services, business and the economy.
How to develop a blockchain product and service.
An understanding of the basic blockchain technologies, SDKs and opensource resources available.
Learn how to create a Decentralised App (DApp), a distributed ledger, leverage peer-2-peer networks and create a cryptocurrency.
Learn how to navigate a Blockchain infrastructure and understand the technological building blocks of a blockchain stack.
Understand and apply the principles and practices of Lean Start-Up development.
Understand and apply the principles and practices of Human Centred Design and Design Thinking.
A certificate of attendance from the IXSD Academy; a respected testament of your enhanced skills and design thinking abilities.
Why do this course?
We teach the core concepts of designing products and services using Blockchain. In this course you’ll learn how to take and apply Design Thinking and Lean Start-Up approaches in the use of Blockchain technology in business.
We teach collaborative practices and how to use tried-and-tested tools. This course will give you a working knowledge of blockchain in different sectors and how to bring a product, service or business idea to life in projects that demand teams unleash their expertise by working collaboratively to deal with complex product and service design challenges using Blockchain.
Who is this course for?
Day 1: Understanding blockchain and its applications
Exploring blockchain frontiers and the future
Lean Start-Up principles
Design Thinking - Working with Users
Designing for the customer experience
Day 2: The blockchain ecosystem
Defining Your Blockchain Stack
Defining An Opportunity Area
Day 3: Innovations in value transfer
Define Your Value Proposition
Agile: Epics and Users Stories
Day 4: Decentralised apps and smart contracts
Day 5: Transforming enterprise business models
Define Your Business Model
Raise Venture Capital and Accessing Funding
Pitching and Pitch Decks