Stanford Design Thinking Courses

Be the driver of innovation.


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Are you ready to break free from the way things have always been done?

Our courses and programs will teach you how to harness the power of design thinking to transform your organization. Learn to develop creativity and incorporate innovation into your everyday business practices.

  • Develop brainstorming and prototyping skills to spur creativity
  • Build empathy with your customer to better address their needs
  • Find solutions to problems you face every day

Program Features

World Class Instructors

Learn from the founders and original pioneers of design thinking.

Flexible Learning

Programs are offered online, on campus, or at your workplace.

Affordability

Courses start at just $400

Stanford Certificate

Earn a certificate for any program that you complete.

Popular Courses and Programs

Innovation at Work

Innovation at Work

Spark new ideas and solve challenges by bringing the practice of design thinking and Stanford's d.school expertise to your workplace. Master principles and tactics to transform your organization's work processes and culture.

Empathize & Prototype

Empathize and Prototype

Move beyond theory and dive into hands-on practice in the art of innovation. Master techniques for gaining customer empathy through a series of hands-on exercises that guide you from synthesis to prototyping and testing.

Stanford Innovation Masters Series

Innovation Masters Series

Harness the power of design thinking to transform your organization. Learn innovative techniques to develop your and your team's creativity, achievement habits, customer empathy, and visual thinking.

Graduate or Professional Program - which is right for you?

Time Commitment

Achievement

Classmate Interactions

Cost

Graduate Certificate Courses

90–120 hours per course

Earn up to 18 units of academic credit that may contribute to a certificate or a degree

Frequent collaboration with other students taking courses at the same time

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Professional Certificate Courses

80–120 hours per course

Earn a certificate and, in some cases, professional education units

Potential to connect with other participants through private social media groups

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Faculty

Perry Klebhan

Consulting Associate Professor and Executive Director of Executive Education, Stanford d.school, Stanford University

Jeremy Utley

Lecturer and Director of Executive Education, Stanford d.school, Stanford University

David Kelly

Founder, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (Stanford d.school); Founder and Chairman, IDEO

Bill Burnett

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Executive Director of the Design Program, Stanford University.

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