Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving: A Step by Step Project Course

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Course Date: 15 September 2014 to 10 November 2014 (8 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

Participants applied design methodologies and innovation tools to a personally-selected challenge using a 15-step problem-solving process. Videos, readings, and cases illustrated design thinking in profit and social...

Course Instructors

Jeanne Liedtka

Jeanne Liedtka is a preeminent leader in demystifying design thinking for managers in organizations around the world. Jeanne has authored the formative books on the subject including The Designing for Growth Field Book (2014), Solving Business Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works (2013), Designing for Growth: A design thinking tool kit for managers (winner of the 1800 CEO READ best management book of 2011), and The Catalyst: How You Can Lead Extraordinary Growth (winner of the Business Week best innovation books of 2009).

Course Description

The Course Register Here You can take this course for $349.00.  Design thinking is one of the hottest trends in organizations today. This customer/stakeholder-driven problem-solving method uses a structured and systematic process to identify and explore innovation opportunities. This 8-week course will teach you how to exploit design thinking’s potential to merge creative right brain capabilities with data-driven approaches to solve your most challenging problems. In this interactive course, you’ll be guided through a 15-step problem-solving process using design methodologies and innovation tools. Throughout the eight weeks, you’ll apply each of these 15 steps to solve a challenge you’ve personally selected. Engaging videos and readings are supplemented by interesting, real-life stories that provide detailed examples of design thinking in action in organizations both large and small, in both the profit and social sectors. Community forums and peer feedback at milestone points will help you to ensure that you’ve developed a range of innovative solutions to your challenge.   Who Should EnrollThis course is open to professionals from any industry who want to problem solve more creatively using new methods and tools. No prior experience with design thinking is necessary.

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