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Design Thinking

Design thinking is a robust set of concepts, tools, and methods that have evolved to help deal with complex, ill-defined challenges. In this course, you will learn how a diverse team can use human-centered insights to derive innovative products and services at lower risk that better address stakeholders’ needs and desires. 

Course Topics

  • Use design thinking concepts, tools, and methods
  • Use human-centered research methods to deeply understand stakeholders’ needs, wants, and preferences. 
  • Create and lead diverse teams
  • Co-create and test prototypes of innovative solutions
  • Minimize the risk associated with developing innovative products and services


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Software Requirements

Participants will benefit from having access to a laptop with internet access.


In-Person: The in-person course is provided over four days on campus.

Virtual: Coming in late 2022


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