Innovation & Human-Centered Design

Creativity for Innovative Solutions

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.

Current Executive Innovation and Human-centered Design course offerings include:

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. 

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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 for Health Care Professionals

Learn how to implement design thinking within the ever-changing health care industry. Grow your understanding of innovative problem-solving while developing your health care leadership and management skills. Work in teams to combine your creative efforts and develop solutions you can take back to your workplace.

This course prepares students to:
  • Learn techniques to transform health care practices, products, and solutions
  • Solve complex problems through teamwork
  • Apply the entire design thinking process to their work
  • Leverage their health care team's strengths to solve problems
  • Understand multiple academic perspectives

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

– 2017 Design Thinking Participant