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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 Rafaela Carolini de Oliveira Polanski

Feb 21, 2019

This course is Fantastic! Teachers are formidable.

By Venkat S

Feb 21, 2019

Too dry. Needs quizzes in between too

By Suresh Nabajja

Feb 20, 2019

Awesome insight with examples

By Bibekananda Mishra

Feb 20, 2019

Good content and worth investing time.

By Jesus Marcelo Ramirez Arias

Feb 19, 2019

Interesting and very well organized

By Neritan Alizoti

Feb 19, 2019

Complete package to effectively introducing yourself to design thinking.

By charuta phalke

Feb 19, 2019

I really enjoyed the course.It is very well constructed and taught.

By Niranjan krishnamurthy

Feb 18, 2019

The course is well-presented and the techniques taught in this course are amazing. I'm glad I learnt it.

By Sneha Subhas

Feb 16, 2019

Good course!

By Rahil Rais Raisuddin

Feb 16, 2019

awesome enjoyed it