Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving

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Revolutionize your problem-solving skills. 

Design thinking, a human-centered approach utilized by many of today's most creative and competitive organizations, helps teams from various industries and backgrounds produce the innovative solutions needed to compete in today’s dynamic world of work.

In our Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving course, learn how to leverage research, ideation, and prototyping to tackle even the hardest business challenges. Collaborate with industry peers and explore creative approaches to problem solving, while learning the basics of design thinking methodology. This unique course embraces multiple academic perspectives (design and design theory, organizational behavior, and social psychology) to provide participants with a rich, hands-on learning experience where they attempt to solve problems from real-world business scenarios. This course is for any professional who wants to bring innovative thinking into their organization. 

Who this course is for:

  • Rising managers who want to lead innovative teams
  • Professionals who want to be exposed to a new way of solving problems
  • Individuals who face complex challenges

Outcomes:

  • Implement design thinking in your organization
  • Apply the research-ideation-prototype-test process
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex problems

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Dates Offered

June 4-6, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 05/31/2018
September 24-26, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 09/17/2018
December 5-7, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 11/30/2018

Tuition

$3,800 

JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page

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Located in the heart of Baltimore's thriving Harbor East neighborhood

  • Course materials included
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast and lunch
  • Free covered parking

Faculty

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LAURIE CHURCHMAN

Principal, Designlore

Laurie Churchman, Principal of Designlore, has over 25 years of branding and corporate design experience recognized by Communication Arts, Creativity, How Magazine, and others. An AIGA Fellow, she holds a BS from the University of Delaware, an MFA from Yale University and a certificate from AIGA/Harvard Business School Design Leaders program. She is also an Adjunct Professor at MICA and Philadelphia University.

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SHARON KIM, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sharon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Management and the Director of Human-Centered Design and Innovation at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Sharon’s research focuses on creativity of individuals and groups in organizations. It has been published in several academic journals as well as featured in popular media outlets like Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Fast Company.