DT401: Design Thinking Fundamentals

Certificate Track: Design Thinking & Innovation

This course shows participants how to apply a Design Thinking process to their organization to create innovative products and services. They will explore the fundamentals of the creative process and get hands-on experience with Design Thinking models. They will experience the nuts and bolts of the creative process and will build their creative confidence to solve future business problems in their own professional settings. 

What You Coverregister now button

  • Develop skills of empathic inquiry and define innovation opportunities with attention to a specific business challenge
  • Build their creative confidence in team settings through a hands-on innovation experience
  • Create an innovative concept that addresses a problem for their customers and community
  • Build new product or service prototypes that simultaneously create customer, business and community value

How You Benefit

  • Drawing, visualization and creativity exercises
  • Collaboration and brainstorming techniques
  • Divergent, convergent and integrative thinking principles
  • Presentation and communication methods

Cost: $549
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page during checkout for details.

Instructor: Albrecht Enders
 Albrecht Enders is a principal of endersgroup and is an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He has 23 years' experience in innovation leadership including work at Siemens and A-dec which resulted in the creation of market-defining product families. At Siemens Medical Solutions, Albrecht led innovation resulting in platform reinvention that allowed the medical division to regain its #1 market position in less than two years. At A-dec, Inc. as Vice President of Product Development, Albrecht implemented a development infrastructure that bridged the culture of a founder/entrepreneur to the future. His work at A-dec resulted in a new product line that has become the premier product line in the dental industry.


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Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.