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Advanced Certificate in Mastering Design Thinking

(12 hours – excluding prerequisites)

The Advanced Certificate in Mastering Design Thinking is a powerful approach to new product development that begins with understanding unmet customer needs.  It’s a human-centered design process that approaches problem-solving with understanding the user needs.  Design thinking encompasses concept development, applied creativity, prototyping, and experimentation.  When design thinking approaches are applied to business, the success rate for innovation has been seen to improve substantially.  The Mastering Design Thinking program will lead participants through a step by step, design thinking process.  To be considered successful, innovations have to solve three key dimensions of desirability, feasibility, and viability.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


DSTH 6301 - Design Research Methods

DSTH 6302 - Rapid Prototyping and Visualizing

DSTH 6303 - Usability Testing

DSTH 6304 - Design Thinking Capstone Project

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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