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From school assignments, to work projects, to social situations, problems and issues arise all the time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a variety of skills and tools at your disposal to help you work through all of life’s complexities?
Design thinking focuses on humans first and foremost, seeking to understand people’s needs and come up with effective solutions to meet those needs. The Design Thinking course teaches a human-centered and solutions-based methodology that helps solve problems, both big and
small, across many disciplines, organizations, and industries.
Through the skills and techniques learned in this course, you will be able to create new opportunities from problems, improve your professional development skills, and take ideas to action. This course can boost your skills in your current job or help you find a new one with a more strategic way of thinking.
The class is taught by MSU Denver faculty experts in the field, 100 percent online, eight weeks long, and self-paced.
The course is $395, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. There are no books to purchase.
If you choose to convert the noncredit class to credit through Credit-By-Exam, the cost is $122 with no transaction fee.
After successfully completing the Design Thinking course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will also receive a digital badge that will be embedded with the competencies learned. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with an employer.
You will also receive a personal advisement session with industry leader and instructor, Amy Kern.
Design Thinking teaches a methodology that leverages a systematic, holistic, and innovative approach to solve problems both big and small across any disciplines. Exercising many practical skills, tools, and mindsets within design thinking fosters creative confidence that students can apply to social, business, experiential, and other challenges.
Competencies to be gained:
After taking the course, the learner can immediately enter the workforce, or continue on academic career to increasing earning potential.
Pathway 1: Enter the workforce with your new skills. Complete the Design Thinking course and enter the workforce with your new skills.
Pathway 2: Continue your academic career to earn an MSU Denver bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.
Take the course to upskill your resume to advance your career or discover a new passion.
Amy Kern is a professor of Industrial Design at MSU Denver. She specializes in spatial, furniture, and lighting design. Putting a premium on usability, contextual, and human-centered design, she has brought hundreds of furniture and lighting products and spaces to market, including many restaurants, lounges, and hotels.
Amy consults with several companies to develop designs characterized by careful research and her passion for creating experiences where people feel a connection. She earned a Master of Industrial Design from Pratt and a Design Thinking Certificate from MIT Sloan.
If you are a current MSU Denver student who is or has been enrolled in courses for the recent current spring, summer, or fall semester, do not submit any forms. Contact Andrea Pazos at [email protected] for instructions on how to register for these courses.
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