This is very good course for every body whatever your background, your education & your job role position. I highly recommend to get this training to change, gain & create your mindset for innovation.
I really liked the peer reviews at the end. It was a great way to view other examples of how different projects, industries, and teams have used design thinking. The course was easy to follow as well.
I felt like all of the videos were very theoretical and conceptual, giving you very high level explanations of the value that design thinking can bring, but it never delves into any substantial depth to the point where you can extract real value, or tools that you can use later.
The biggest flaw, however, is the fact that if you wanted, you could complete the entire course by putting in only about 30 minutes of work. You could skip to the end of all of the videos (mark as complete) and then give and unenthusiastic 20 minute attempt at five paragraphs for the final assignment, which is to be reviewed by your peers and will inevitably receive a high grade as they are in the same position as you (just looking to get a passing grade).
So in summation, if all you want is an easy certificate to display on a résumé then this is the course for you.
By Yakov F•
I struggled with this course. If this is a typical MBA course, I am not an MBA type. The course is based on Prof. Liedtka's two books for managers "Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers" and "Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works". The first book introduces a design thinking framework and about a dozen design thinking tools for managers, of which this beginner's course covers three or four. The second book is a source of managerial case studies heavily used in the course, but the cases were not clearly linked to the tools taught in the course. I didn't feel the course was well organized. I also struggled with Ed Hesse's (Prof. Liedtka's teaching partner) notion "ideas are like sand on the beach: plentiful".
Relative to other courses, I thought this was slow moving - I set the pace at 1,5 and it still didn't feel concise enough. I am a rather visual learner so I would have appreciated a clear image/model that would have been built on during the course. Design thinking is an iterative process with many forms, but I would have appreciated a more structured approach to tackle (work)problems. I think the long-term learning effects would be bigger.
I liked the applicability in many different settings and learning(s) form peers. Though, as mentioned by others, stating this before enrolment would be helpful.
By Melanie R•
I thought that the course was helpful in learning about the concept of design thinking, but it was all theoretical. I didn't feel that there was much participant engagement, and I find this to be an outside motivator that is helpful to me in online courses. Theory wise, I thoroughly enjoyed the class, I would just wish for higher engagement.
By SANKRIT K•
Although this course was informative, it was not anywhere close to as interesting as other most of the other courses on this platform. Furthermore, the course is better suited for working individuals and not students because of the way the assignments are structured.
By Anurag J•
I did learn something, but it was a very very high level introduction to design thinking. The examples of the application the tools were not very easy to understand and the final assignment assumed that everyone would have applied design thinking tool in their work.
By Vellanki S•
It is not even a proper introduction course covering the various tools available for design thinking. Need to improve on the breadth and depth of the course in order to make the course useful or enable the students to apply Design thinking in real life scenarios.
By Evan S•
I am very disappointed to learn that the course cannot be be completed (doesn't allow for assignment to be uploaded) unless you sign up. This should be made more clear up front. Poor form.
By Nga L•
Even though the first lectures are good, I think overall the lectures are too lengthy and so much blah blah.
However, I do highly appreciate the enthusiasm of the teacher.
By Eduardo M•
The topic is really good, but the course does not cover the tools or methodology detailed enough. It is too high level and not many examples or assignments.
By Kursad Y•
I did not find videos appealing. The course was boring and not interesting. Although I do like the Design Thinking approach I did not enjoy this class.
By Miranda L•
Good introduction to the topic but there are no hands on assignments to help you build skills. The capstone project is a reflection paper.
By Ignacio R G•
The concepts presented are interesting however the exercises / homework is not very useful to understand and correctly implement the work.
By Arindam D•
Its was too boaring and no engagement was there at all. Content was some what good but felt the examples explaned was incomplete.
By Joseph P•
The course was beginner level and introduces to tools like story telling, mindmapping, learning launch, visualization
By Matilde M•
Sorry there is not the grade when i download my certificate, how can i solve the problem?
By Sanya S•
i want to have a conversation with those who review my submissions!
plzzz, do the needful.
By Justine J X K•
I expected it to have more slides / content than videos of talks.
By Jurgen O•
Only a very basic and general introduction to Design Thinking
By Laurova A•
Ставлю 3 только потому, что не могу его завершить.
By Sushanth K V•
More clear examples needed to make concepts clear
By Kamran C•
I don't found it interesting and helpful.
By Hesham M H S•
less application can be seen here
By Niti M•
By sh a s•
course content is good,
but when i am near to complete the course , and completed my assignment too , on submit it shows that i have to upgrade for submit,
it was not mention on strating the course that for submit assignment you have to upgrade it ?
it was optional that you can complete the course nd its optional if you want a certificate or no !