Every day, you face challenges that don’t have obvious solutions. Messy problems, like improving an internal process or creating a new product, require creative answers that match the specific situation. Design thinking helps you find those answers. It's a toolkit for problem solving that facilitates rapid collaboration among people with diverse backgrounds. In this course you will learn the basics of design thinking:
Understand: How do you observe with empathy to gain insight into a challenge?
Ideate/Prototype: How do you generate ideas and prototypes that leverage insights and inspire your team?
We’ll use design thinking on characters from the distant past, tricky situations each of us brings to the class, and a live-fire simulation with interview subjects invited in from the outside world. You’ll leave with a new set of tools that you can deploy in your own work and a way of thinking that will allow you to develop your own methods.
This class requires 5 hours of prep work outside of class. Design Thinking meets from 3:30PM to 7:00PM over two days. Each day is broken into two sessions with dinner served in between the sessions.
If you join the class, tuition is $975. As an alum of Design Thinking, you have free access to all Harrison Metal elective classes. Alums of General Management will receive a 25% discount on tuition to Design Thinking.