Innovation & Human-Centered Design

Creativity for Innovative Solutions

the steps to design thinking include: empathizing, define, ideate, prototype and test

Get a fresh perspective on collaboration, research, and design. Our Innovation and Human-centered Design courses teach participants how to tackle complex problems by challenging common ways of thinking. Learn how to approach challenges with creativity and innovation. You'll begin to develop a design thinking methodology, with a strong emphasis on research, ideation, and prototyping. All students will work in teams, using their collective ideas and experiences to solve real-world problems.

Listen to an interview with Sharon Kim, Assistant Professor and the Director of Human-Centered Design and Innovation at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Participants in these courses learn the value of creativity in organizational success, ways to transform health care practices, and strategies for unlocking the creative potential in themselves and their team. 

Executive Certificate Program

Explore our new Executive Certificate in Innovation and Human-Centered Design.

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Advanced Design Thinking

Learn how to unlock the creative potential of your whole team with the Advanced Design Thinking course. Expand upon the basic design theory principles you've learned and further embrace the creativity of your team. During this course, you'll develop your ability to research, ideate, and prototype, by testing the theories you've created for a more intense design challenge.

This course prepares students to:
  • Research, ideate, prototype, and test designs and theories
  • Learn techniques for idea generation, observational research, and rapid prototyping
  • Discuss team synthesis and creative abrasion
  • Enjoy creative and experiential learning

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Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving

Design thinking helps teams leverage their collective experience to find solutions to complex business issues. This short course teaches you to motivate your team to develop creative solutions. Discover new strategies and tactics to achieve innovative solutions and organizational success.

This course prepares students to:
  • Work in teams to solve complex problems
  • Apply the design thinking process
  • Understand multiple academic perspectives
  • Enjoy a hands-on learning experience
  • Master skills to use design thinking in their own organizations

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Design Thinking Practicum

Once you've learned to creatively solve problems through design thinking, the next step is leading your team through innovative solutions to complex problems. Learn to facilitate your own design thinking and human-centered design workshop and lead your team to the answers you've been looking for with this exciting course.

This course prepares participants to:
  • Develop and learn to facilitate your own workshop
  • Lead Discussions Around Human-Centered Design
  • Empower Teams to Think Creatively to Find Solutions

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Designing Personal Change

Setting a goal is just the first step to achieving it. In this course, participants will learn the psychology behind personal changes and master techniques that will enable them to realize their aspirations. Discover innovative solutions to generate your personal success.

This course prepares participants to:
  • Set realistic personal and professional goals
  • Understand and challenge possible setbacks
  • Create and act upon an approachable plan of action to achieve objectives

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"The class was fantastic. I was excited to come back every day! Our teachers were AMAZING!"

– 2017 Design Thinking Participant
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