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Design Thinking for Innovation

University of Virginia via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 5 weeks long

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Today innovation is everyone's business. Whether you are a manager in a global corporation, an entrepreneur starting up, in a government role, or a teacher in an elementary school, everyone is expected to get lean – to do better with less. And that is why we all need design thinking. At every level in every kind of organization, design thinking provides the tools you need to become an innovative thinker and uncover creative opportunities that are there – you're just not seeing them yet.

In this course, we provide an overview of design thinking and work with a model containing four key questions and several tools to help you understand design thinking as a problem solving approach. We also look at several stories from different organizations that used design thinking to uncover compelling solutions.

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Jeanne M. Liedtka

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Joanna O
5.0 a year ago
by Joanna completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I have completed the course without final grades (free version). The whole course gave me a nice overview of the Design Thinking from the different angel, as before I made myself familiar with IBM Design Thinking. Going through live examples gave a great insight of the method. The Learning Launch Tool video is my favorite one.
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Pete O
4.0 11 months ago
by Pete completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
A good introduction to Design Thinking - a technique that is very much in demand in the Product Management or IT industries at the moment.
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