Design Thinking

Participants use design tools, skills, and activities to stimulate thinking and analysis of real business challenges. Through prototyping, storytelling, and case study analysis, participants learn how design thinking techniques can help to solve challenges facing their organization. 

skills and objectives
  • Describe the design thinking process and its role in innovation
  • Apply design thinking practices to business challenges and issues
  • Apply design thinking frameworks to identify market opportunities and evaluate entrepreneurial business opportunities
  • Understand the role that process awareness plays in design thinking
  • Understand the development of problem statements and discover user needs
  • Develop prototypes, stories, and scenarios
  • Develop, execute, and evaluate experiments to test ideas and work
  • Transform design thinking into systems thinking
  • Next offering schedule TBD

University of Southern Maine campus, Portland, Maine

  • 12 hours
  • 1.2 CEU’s

Meet the Instructor

Richard Bilodeau

Richard Bilodeau

Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, USM

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