Participatory Design (Synchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Short Course / 3 days / TGS-2021003108

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Learn the concepts, frameworks, tools and methods of Participatory Design and apply them in every aspect of your Design Thinking Process.

This course is suitable for:

1) Small and medium business owners and entrepreneurs seeking business success through product innovation

2) Product managers who need to drive product innovation.

3) Product designers, makers or anyone interested in product innovation

4) Civil servants who need to conduct community engagements activities for bottom-up approach in planning and policy making.

Learning Outcomes

1) How to engage identified stakeholders through Participatory Design tools and methods
2) Equip participants with skills that will help them visualise ideas by quick drawing and making techniques
3) Enable ideas to be quickly tested and iterated
4) Create successful, people-centred outcomes that benefit individuals, businesses and society as a whole


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Trainer's Profile

Raja Mohd Fairuz

Raja Mohd Fairuz graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Arts (Architecture) and holds a Master of Architecture from National University of Singapore.

Raja Mohd Fairuz has been a full-time lecturer with the Polytechnic since 2012 teaching Architecture in the Sustainable Urban Design & Engineering course. He is also the founding co-chair of etc.lab, a design research and consultancy arm of the School of Design & Environment, which aim to use design to effect social, environmental and economic change in the community they work with both locally and overseas.

In terms of continuing education for adult learners, he specializes in sustainable building design, building information modelling as well as human centred design and participatory design methodologies.

Jason Khiang

Jason Khiang is currently the course chair of Diploma in Design in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Co-chair of etc lab of School of Design and Environment in Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Prior to joining Ngee Ann polytechnic, Jason has designed products and experiences with companies such as Scanteak, Kohler, Nestle, Loreal,
Nestle, Techtronics industries and has commercialized more than 50 designs.

He is the award recipient of Public Sector Transformation and IF, Red Dot awarded by IDSA. Jason has also won twice the School teaching award from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Jason holds a MBA from Jiaotong University and a Bachelor (Hons) in Industrial Design from University of New South Wales


Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 11 Mar 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee $2180.00
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $654.00
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $254.00
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $254.00
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $654.00
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $254.00
Others (and Repeat Students)$2180.00