University of Virginia
Design Thinking Specialization
University of Virginia

Design Thinking Specialization

Embark On Your Design Journey. Master core competencies and deepen your practice.

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Jeanne M. Liedtka
Karen Hold
Jessica Eldridge

Instructors: Jeanne M. Liedtka

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • How to complete a 14-Step process to solve human-centered problems

  • How to use important design tools to connect with customers

  • How to deepen your practice through six key phases of the design thinking process

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Specialization - 4 course series

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4.6

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Beginner level

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1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 4 course series

Design Thinking: Insights to Inspiration

Course 113 hours4.5 (45 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to navigate the design thinking process to tackle a human-centered problem

  • How to craft out an effective research plan

  • How to draw key insights from the design process to arrive at ideal solutions

Skills you'll gain

Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Innovation
Category: Innovation Management
Category: Design Thinking

Design Thinking: Ideas to Action

Course 213 hours4.5 (31 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to turn insights gathered during the design thinking process into action

  • How to generate solutions and turn ideas into key concepts

  • How to move from ideation to experimentation

Skills you'll gain

Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Innovation
Category: Innovation Management
Category: Design Thinking

Design Thinking: Discovery Tools

Course 313 hours4.8 (13 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to use a variety of important design thinking tools to generate ideas

  • How to connect with customers on a human level

  • How to think creatively in order to discover more about potential clients

Skills you'll gain

Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Innovation
Category: Innovation Management
Category: Design Thinking

What you'll learn

  • How design thinking done well can impact your practice and outcomes

  • How to navigate six key phases of design thinking - Immersion, Sensemaking, Alignment, Emergence, Imagining, and Learning in Action

  • How to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to chart your progress

Skills you'll gain

Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Innovation
Category: Innovation Management
Category: Design Thinking

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Jeanne M. Liedtka
University of Virginia
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