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Design Thinking for Innovation, University of Virginia

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About this Course

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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Dec 01, 2016

As a design manager I should say this course actually opened my eyes to a new world. I hope be able to make good changes in my world by using this knowledge more and more in my life. Thanks to All :)


Jun 17, 2017

great course , i am grateful to Coursera and everyone at Darden who helped develop this course.\n\ni really enjoyed the course. best wishes to all . keep up the great work!!!! God bless all of you!!!

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By Baibaswata Chatterjee

Apr 24, 2019

Some portions of the course need more detailing, for a better understanding of the concepts. Nevertheless, its a good primer on Design Thinking.

By Rhonda Myers

Apr 24, 2019

Provided new and exciting approaches to problem solving.

By Ashok Kumar Pathak

Apr 23, 2019

This course has been really helpful for me , mainly I like about the way mindmapping of customers has been explained , also I liked the learning launch tool, when time and cost is constraint

By Murugaperumal

Apr 23, 2019


By Stefan Sondang Hutabarat

Apr 23, 2019

A great way to broaden my perspectives in solving human-centered problems.

By Alicia Brown

Apr 23, 2019

This is a super relevant course across all industries and I really loved the different use cases used as examples. I thought the content and delivery was top notch and really appreciated the feedback shared by my virtual class. Thanks Professor Liedtka!

By vicente ocana

Apr 22, 2019

insightful, if you have the book it is even better

By Anjani Tandon

Apr 22, 2019

Fantastic course! a lot of learning

By Axel David Santizo Mazariegos

Apr 22, 2019

Was a good Curse


Apr 21, 2019

Was very u