Innovation and Design Thinking

Course: Innovation and Design Thinking

Audience: Anyone interested in learning the method of approaching challenges that addresses the needs of the audience and diversity of thought.
Method: Online or in-person
Duration: 6 weeks (can be customized to a 4-hour training)

Rise to meet your professional challenges through design thinking, an innovative approach to problem solving. Leverage your creativity and experience in this six-week, online course.

What Makes Design Thinking Different
Design thinking focuses on people and not problems. This unique people-first approach to problem solving results in creative, innovative solutions that can revolutionize an industry. Integrating empathy as part of problem solving is also part of our Jesuit, Catholic tradition, and you’ll find our values incorporated into this engaging class.

Learn the Key to Design Thinking
The design thinking process is active, flexible and hands-on, fostering creative ideas that are rigorously tested. Design thinking can be applied to many challenges, such as finding new customers, developing new products or solving some of the world’s most complex problems. Used to create the first computer mouse, employed across industries and used to address social issues, design thinking requires hands-on application and creativity.

Our design thinking program focuses on collaborative and active learning and examines contemporary organizational challenges. Students will learn practical techniques, including empathetic research, redefining problems, innovation, ideation, rapid-prototyping and testing with examples to help them immediately approach their own challenges. The program includes:

  • Expert curated video presentations
  • Leading design and organizational research
  • Thought-provoking labs and activities
  • Diverse and engaging discussions
  • Practical projects and tool kits

Our lessons will introduce you to the design thinking process through team-based activities, case studies and real-world challenges, so you can become a design thinking champion within your organization. If you’re ready to take on complex issues–in a way that starts with the people, not the problem–this course is the place to be.

Looking for a customized course? partnerships [at] creighton [dot] edu (Contact us) to learn how we can help. Design thinking is applicable to a variety of fields, from health care to business to education, and our experienced instructors can provide just the training you need.