Creativity and Design Thinking

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Make innovation a daily practice in your life. Through hands-on exercises and application-based frameworks, you’ll learn how to harness your creativity to continuously produce novel solutions to any challenge you face.

Stanford Design School (d.school) instructors will guide you through a journey of discovering inspiration, generating ideas, and applying problem-solving strategies to projects at home or in your office.

This program will give you the authentic Stanford Design School experience. You’ll be asked to put yourself in new situations, talk to your customers, and work through exercises with your colleagues or friends. In this program, you will learn to:

  • Allow your creativity to flourish by overcoming fears and mental blocks
  • Unlock the innovative capacity of your team and lead organizational change
  • Produce breakthrough ideas by mastering the art of design thinking
  • Become a lifelong creative thinker and problem solver
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Platform

Learn 100% online

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Pace

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

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Proof

Complete the program to earn a Certificate of Achievement

Be the First to Know

Get excited—this program is set to launch in July 2021! If you want to be the first to know when enrollment opens, use the button below to join the waitlist. The price for individual enrollment will be $3,570. Group pricing will also be available.

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Who Should Enroll?

YOU - everyone can benefit from this program, regardless of industry or job seniority. If you’re motivated to make a difference in your life and are ready to fully apply yourself to the learning experience, you’ll gain tremendous value from this program.

Teams - innovation and creative thinking are exponentially more powerful when practiced as a group. Bring your team or colleagues to the program so that you can work together on solving challenges that matter to you and directly apply methods you learn to advance your projects forward. Contact us at scpd-groups@stanford.edu and we’ll help find the right pricing package for your group.

Learning Modules

This program will help you build a lifelong practice of creativity and innovation. The learning modules below, combined with daily application exercises and habit-forming routines, will help you overcome creative blocks and continuously produce innovative ideas.

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Introduction to Design Thinking

Everyone (especially you) can think creatively. Dive into the Stanford d.school's innovative approach to problem-solving, which draws on the techniques of creative thinking, human-centered designing, and rapid prototyping.

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Empathize and Prototype: A Hands on Dive into the Key Tools of Design Thinking

Master techniques for gaining empathy with customers and immediately put them to use in a series of hands-on exercises that guide you from synthesis to prototyping and testing.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Innovation Strategy: How to Find Inspiration

Finding Inspiration to Fuel Innovation

Inspiration isn’t something you wait for. It’s something you work for. With practice, you can approach the world as a rich source of raw material to provoke new ways of thinking, and benefit from diverse collaborators to get inspired when you need it the most.

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Applying Brainstorming and Problem-Solving Techniques

Through a series of online instruction videos, guided activities, and companion workbooks, you and your colleagues, friends, or collaborators will tackle challenges that matter to you, using design thinking tools and interactive prompts.

Academic Director

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David Kelley

Professor, Stanford Mechanical Engineering
Founder, IDEO