Design thinking is all the rage in executive circles. This innovative approach to problem-solving puts executives in their customers’ shoes, so that they can better understand their unmet, or unarticulated, needs. The approach has been used with great success in many companies such as Apple, Samsung and Nike.
And for that reason, other organizations are looking to implement design thinking methodologies in their organizations. A number of executive education programs have been created by business schools to help guide managers and leaders through the design thinking process. This typically involves testing concepts for rapid feedback, and iterating those ideas until a successful solution emerges.
The participants will return to work ready to push and sustain innovation efforts within their organizations, and therefore generate lasting value.
London Business School offers a course entitled, Innovation Through Design Thinking. On this course, participants learn how to master the principles of design thinking, in order to ignite, manage and sustain innovation in their teams. They also learn how to understand customer needs and generate creative solutions to consumer challenges.View School Profile
MIT Sloan School of Management runs an executive program called Mastering Design Thinking. This online course runs over six weeks. It takes participants through a step-by-step design thinking process whereby they innovate and solve the three key dimensions of desirability, feasibility and viability.View School Profile
Imperial College Business School offers an executive education program entitled, Innovation: A Design Thinking Approach. This four-day course guides participants to become champions of innovation within their organizations. Through hands-on learning, they develop the mindsets and practical tools to develop business ideas into commercial propositions.View School Profile
The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia offers the Certificate in Design Thinking. On this online program, participants become an innovative thinker and use Darden’s own design thinking model to solve difficult business challenges while uncovering creative opportunities.View School Profile
Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands puts on the Design Thinking course, which runs for six weeks and is delivered online. The key learning objectives are for participants to understand the principles of design thinking and to catalyze innovation in their organizations by testing concepts for rapid feedback, and by iterating their ideas.View School Profile
Managing Innovation & Design Thinking is a course at HEC Paris, a leading French business school. This short course, delivered entirely online, helps participates to infuse creativity into their everyday business practices. Through structured models and techniques, they learn how to drive innovation at every stage of development.View School Profile
INSEAD offers the Design Thinking and Creativity for Business course. It’s a practical, hands-on program that helps executives to elevate their creative skills, so that they return to work ready to push and sustain innovation efforts within their organizations, and therefore generate lasting value.View School Profile
Kellogg Executive Education’s program, Design Thinking: A Toolkit for Breakthrough Innovation, offers participants a powerful framework for spotting opportunities, generating and testing fresh ideas, and implementing new solutions. The multidisciplinary course is led by a designer-come-management professor.View School Profile
Delivered in partnership with the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio, the Design Thinking program at Columbia Business School in New York teaches participants how to use the methods and mindsets of designers to implement powerful new business solutions that solve unmet or unarticulated customer needs.View School Profile
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