Design Thinking and Innovation Specialization
A field leader in creative problem solving, Darden's Design Thinking and Innovation Specialization investigates the processes behind rapid idea generation and conscious solutions to difficult business challenges.
How You'll Get it
Taught through four 5-week project-based online courses, the Design Thinking and Innovation Specialization meshes a flexible format with videos, readings, assignments and facilitated conversations to simulate the classroom experience.
Design Thinking Part I: Insights to Inspiration
Identify a human-centered challenge to solve, focus on the needs of your target audience and determine the insights and tools necessary to come up with an ideal solution.
Design Thinking Part II: Ideas to Action
Learn how to take the ideas you developed in Part I, test them for viability and bring them to market.
Learn to use tools from the field of human-centered design to discover how to connect with your customers on a human level, to get beyond what they say and observe what they do.
Creating the Innovative Workplace
Learn techniques for aligning key players and projects, managing conflict, balancing top-level objectives with mid-level knowledge, and moving forward as a collective.
Design Thinking Workshop
Offered only between June-August, this 8-week course combines Design Thinking Parts I & II and may be taken in place of both courses.