What Makes Design Thinking Different
Design thinking focuses on people and not problems. This unique people-first approach to problem solving results in creative, innovative solutions that can revolutionize an industry. Integrating empathy as part of problem solving is also part of our Jesuit, Catholic tradition, and you’ll find our values incorporated into this engaging class.
Learn the Key to Design Thinking
The design thinking process is active, flexible and hands-on, fostering creative ideas that are rigorously tested. Design thinking can be applied to many challenges, such as finding new customers, developing new products or solving some of the world’s most complex problems. Used to create the first computer mouse, employed across industries and used to address social issues, design thinking requires hands-on application and creativity.
Our design thinking program focuses on collaborative and active learning and examines contemporary organizational challenges. Students will learn practical techniques, including empathetic research, redefining problems, innovation, ideation, rapid-prototyping and testing with examples to help them immediately approach their own challenges. The program includes:
Expert curated video presentations
Leading design and organizational research
Thought-provoking labs and activities
Diverse and engaging discussions
Practical projects and tool kits
Our lessons will introduce you to the design thinking process through team-based activities, case studies and real-world challenges, so you can become a design thinking champion within your organization. If you’re ready to take on complex issues–in a way that starts with the people, not the problem–this course is the place to be.
The Radlab collaborated with notable Creighton alumni from organizations such as IDEO, Salesforce, Mach Energy, and Verdis Group who use design thinking in their professions. Videos were recorded and added to the course to provide examples of how design thinking is applied in business. Exercises in this program focus on community service, social justice, and the Jesuit Charisms.