Why You Need Design Thinking


95% of employers say they give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation at work.
Hart Research Associates

From Fortune 100 to entrepreneurial start-ups, Design Thinking methods and Design Sprints are used by companies competing in fast-moving environments who are facing transformation in their industry, looking to build a culture of innovation, manage change, align teams, and differentiate their brand. Design Thinking processes are adaptable to any business environment and are highly effective for companies seeking a consistent approach to problem-solving, service and product development that is efficient, innovative, and reduces risks through rapid prototyping and testing.


Design Thinking is a human-centric method for problem solving that aligns teams and solutions around the user’s needs.

Design thinking is a framework that allows organizations to manage change while balancing the needs of the user, objectives of the business and integration of technology. 

Design Thinking is an effective process for tackling “Wicked Problems” that are complex, ambiguous, and ever- changing.


College of Innovation & Design Courses on Design Thinking

The College of Innovation and Design offers a wide range of Design Thinking methodology courses that develop skills in communication, process development, change and transformation management,  and product ideation and development.

Course Name Term Credit Hours
ID 300 - Design Thinking & Innovation Full Semester 3
ID 508 - Design Sprints 8 Weeks 2
ID 513 - Design Thinking 8 Weeks 2
ID 514 - Design Thinking Challenges  Full Semester 3
ID 710 - Service Design Thinking 8 Weeks 2












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