Introduction to Design Thinking

Stanford Center for Professional Development

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Stanford Center for Professional Development

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About the course

Got a problem? Design thinking can help you to create a game-changing solution. Design thinking is a way of thinking, acting, and interacting that opens a new world of problem-solving possibilities and helps you create new and innovative products, services, and processes. How? By helping you stay focused on the people you’re serving, by encouraging you to seek out and consider diverse perspectives, and by allowing you to hush your inner critic.

In this course, Jeremy Utley and Justin Ferrell will introduce you to design thinking, as they teach it every day here at the Stanford d.School. It will help you get started in your design thinking journey and will prepare you for further, more hands-on courses.

You Will Learn To

  • Reframe your problem and create new, innovative solutions
  • Generate meaningful insights from your customers or end users
  • Build a culture of innovation at your company
  • Use prototyping and testing to gauge risk and market interest

Experts

Jeremy Utley

Jeremy currently leads the d.school's work with organizations as Director of Executive Education. In this role, he advises professionals and organizations on how to imbed the tools of design thinking and cultivate an innovative organizational culture. He also teaches the celebrated d.leadership a...

Justin Ferrell

Justin Ferrell joined the the d.school in 2012 to redesign and direct its fellowship program. A career journalist specializing in organizational behavior and design, Justin worked for seven years at The Washington Post, most recently as the director of digital, mobile & new product design. He...

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