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Course Overview

Ideas are easy. The right ideas take a bit more work! Design Thinking is an innovative process for collaborative and creative problem solving. The process focuses on the people you are creating the solution for, which will lead to better products, services and internal processes.

While design thinking began in the world of product design, it is currently being applied at a variety of organizational levels. You can apply design thinking to many organizational areas, including:

  • Product design
  • Service and experience design
  • Business design
  • Non-profit strategic planning and implementation
  • Leadership
  • Organizational change

What You'll Learn

  • The components of design thinking
  • Keep humans at the center of the design
  • Define users and customers Frame and reframe problems
  • Define a future state for solution paths
  • Prototype your ideas
  • Gather feedback and integrate thru rapid interations
  • Apply design thinking to non-traditional roles
  • Improve organizational performance
  • Solve complex challenges
  • Achieve better results by combining design thinking with analytical decision making
  • Build an environment that fosters creativity
  • Develop new ways to collaborate across all functions of the organization

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals from any industry who are responsible for problem solving and looking for new and innovative approaches.  
  • Teams who want to use the workshop to tackle an organizational challenge.
  • Key roles that would benefit from this workshop include Product Managers, Directors and Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Operation Managers, L&D Professionals, UX/UI Designers, Graphic Designers, Visual Designers, Product and Service Designers, Software Developers, Web Developers, Engineers, Entrepreneurs
  • This program will also benefit individuals and teams that are currently working in “siloed” organizations and seeking integrated approaches for communication and innovation across teams

Additional Information

This certificate program is offered in partnership with UNM Innovation Academy.

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