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“User Experience”, “Pain Point”, “MVP”, “Prototype”… are concepts that you probably heard of if you are part of the startup and innovation ecosystems. Yet, behind the jargon all these notions carry the same core message: if you wish to create products or services, you must first find a problem worth solving, then you have to constantly test your market and iterate according to the feedback you get, listen to your users, use their experience, co-build with them… In simple terms: go out of the building and bring real experience to your project!
With its solid experience in mentoring startups since 2011, NUMA applies a hybrid methodology at the crossroads between Design Thinking and Lean Startup in order to create innovative products and services.

In a nutshell, this training in Design Thinking lies on 3 principles :

  • Empathizing with the users at the center of a design process;
  • Going from idea to prototype in short iteration phases;
  • Maintaining constant iteration in the development of the product in order to match the evolutions in the users’ behaviour.
    Whether one wishes to explore a market opportunity or has an idea for a product or a service: our process is based on the progressive validation of hypotheses, requiring a minimal investment, in short time cycles.


For all kinds of profiles involved from the conception to the management of innovative projects.

We are expecting members from different backgrounds such as :

  • Innovation,
  • Digital,
  • Strategy,
  • Marketing,
  • Human resources


The aim of the day is to have a clear and better understanding of user-centered methodologies of innovation.

At the end of this Design Thinking training, you will know how to :

  • Build empathy with your users
  • Conduct interviews and lead observations on the field
  • Define the user journey and identify pain points along it
  • Use creative methodologies of Ideation
  • Define and build a prototype with limited resources and time
  • Pitch to get your stakeholders’ buy-in


Day 1

Introduction - Theory and examples

A few words about NUMA

Key concepts of Design Thinking through key examples

Workshop: a practical experience

Case study: Immersion in a startup's shoes

Plan your user research

Develop empathy with your users

Analyse the data you got from the field

Draw your user journey, identifiy and prioritize the pain points

Day 2

Ideation ! Design a tailor-made solution

Prototype your MVP

Pitch your solution

Key takaways: how to use those methodologies in your company ?

The tools you will use: Personas, interview guide, storyboard, design studio, MVP etc


Tickets: 13,000Rs tax-extra, 15,340Rs with taxes

This price include :

  • 2-day training
  • A key takeaway book
  • Lunch and breaks
  • Networking high tea

For intra-company trainings, please contact us.


Clarisse Tonon

Clarisse is an expert in digital innovation. She joined NUMA Bengaluru as Corporate Innovation Manager taking care of the design and execution of innovation programs to help bridge the gap between corporates and startups in India. As part of her engagement with corporates in France and in India, she conducted more than 20 programs aiming at supporting corporates in their innovation initiatives (through trainings, bootcamps, events and intrapreneurship programs). She also mentors startups in India and in France notably on Design Thinking Methodologies. Her experience with both startups and corporate structures allowed her to develop a real expertise in how to implement new working methodologies and especially lean startup and design thinking. With a degree in business administration and a masters in entrepreneurship, Clarisse worked as a product manager in a social business in Paris and program manager in an impact incubator in the Philippines before joining NUMA Paris as a knowledge and content manager to support the international expansion of NUMA.

Debarati Rakshit

With a degree in Computer Engineering and Masters in Interaction Design, Debarati has worked with IBM as a System Engineer and EY as a Business Analyst. Then, she worked with Energias De Portugal, Lisbon as a Service Innovation Researcher prior joining NUMA Bengaluru as Innovation Programs Manager.
At NUMA, Debarati brings her design and business expertise to public and private institutions and helps them accelerate their innovation and digital transition through design trainings and Intrapreneurship programs.

iWhat they say about usl

Varun Hemachandran
Founder, Talking Earth
Excellents mentorat et animation !  Clarisse nous a apporté des remarques très constructives et a fait un excellent travail dans la cannalisation de notre envie de passer directement à l'élaboration des solutions. La formation est très orientée sur la résolution de problématiques business et ce fut très enrichissant d'étendre nos connaissances et pratiques sur un nouvel aspect du Design Thinking.  
Varun Hemachandran
Founder, Talking Earth
Absolutely delightful mentoring and facilitation! Clarisse was very constructive with her criticism and did a great job of controlling our urge to jump to solutions. A lot of what she did was heavily geared towards business solutions to problems so it was great to expand on that knowledge base and learn a new take on Design Thinking.