In this workshop we’ll use a combination of lecture and group exercises to understand and practice the principles of design thinking. We’ll work with real design problems as we put the concepts of design thinking to work. Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Steps of the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test, implement
  • Tools for gathering and analyzing user data & insight to inform design
  • Taking a user-centered approach to avoid jumping to conclusions
  • Methods for rapid brainstorming to quickly arrive at viable solutions
  • Open source resources for conducting design thinking sessions outside of class
  • Tips for overcoming resistance to practicing design thinking in your organization

*Pizza and salad will be provided for lunch.

Tuition $425; enroll here.