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.

Online Learning

Join courses from anywhere in the world and learn from the comfort of your own home.

Flexible Pacing

Complete courses on your own time, at your own pace.

Stanford Certificate

Earn a certificate for any program that you complete.

Popular Courses and Programs

Creativity and D.Thinking

Creativity and Design Thinking
(Professional Program)

Discover your creativity and build a lifelong practice of innovative problem solving by mastering the art of design thinking.

Empathize & Prototype

Empathize and Prototype

Master techniques for gaining customer empathy through a series of hands-on exercises that guide you from synthesis to prototyping and testing.

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Innovation Strategy: How to Find Inspiration

Inspiration isn’t something you wait for. It’s something you work for. Master tools to seek the inspiration that will turn unknowns into radically new products and services.

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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Instructors

Perry Klebhan

Adjunct Professor and Director of Executive Education, Stanford d.school

Jeremy Utley

Adjunct Professor and Director of Executive Education, Stanford d.school

David Kelley

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

Kathryn Segovia

Lecturer, Stanford d.school

FAQ

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