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“Students take on real-world projects in our classes and labs, giving them practice and confidence in their innovation process.”


Fall 2016

See each class page for more info and application deadline.

Core Classes

In a core class you can expect a well-rounded design thinking experience that will flex your skills in most (if not all) core design thinking abilities. While the subject matter and style of each course differs, our core classes will be your most comprehensive design thinking experience. Offered for credit. Length varies.

Creativity and Innovation

Design for Health: Helping Patients Navigate the System

Design Thinking Studio

FEED the Change: Redesigning Food Systems


Boost Classes

Boost classes help you enhance your design thinking toolkit. they aren’t comprehensive introductions to design thinking, rather they focus on 2-3 key abilities and offer a rigorous learning experience that will amplify your design thinking chops no matter your experience level or areas of interest. Offered for credit. Length Varies.

The Design of Data

Negotiation by Design: Applied Design Thinking for Negotiators

Organizational Psychology of Design Thinking

Transformative Design


If you’re looking for a short, fun activity for a weekend, take up a pop-up. No credit offered. One weekend in length.


Oct 8-9
Beyond Pink and Blue: Gender in Tech

Mindfulness & Design: Basics of Experience & Environments Design
Oct 15-16
Designing for Complex User Ecosystems

The Curiosity Advantage
Oct 22-23
Tactics of Creativity: A Crash Course

Designing for Refugees, their Supporters, and other Stakeholders
Oct 29-30
Sexuality by Design
Nov 5-6
Exhibition Design: designing a visual experience

Research as Design
Nov 12-13
Design for Team Communication in the OR
Design Thinking Sprints for Social Challenges


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