Design Thinking Workshop, Short Course | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
2 days
2150 USD/full
2150 USD/full
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Design thinking has emerged as a powerful new problem-solving approach. It’s used in public, private, and nonprofit sectors for solving tomorrow’s user problems, fueling growth, and delivering a unique customer experience. The Design Thinking Workshop programme is offered at the Harvard University. 


Amazon, United Healthcare, and the Perkins School for the Blind are among the market leaders who have sustained growth through human-centered design. But any organization can embed this new approach to innovation into its cultures and processes. 

The Design Thinking Workshop programme is offered at the Harvard University.

This hands-on workshop gives professionals practical tools for applying a versatile four-step design thinking process within their organizations. Learn how to identify hidden customer needs and improve the customer experience through interviews, journey mapping, and prototyping.

Program benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of design thinking and how it can create great customer and employee experiences
  • Solve complex challenges using proven design-thinking frameworks
  • Combine design-thinking processes with analytical tools 
  • Improve collaboration across functions, working better across departments
  • Understand approaches to building design thinking into your organization and changing the culture
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Programme Structure

Topics covered

  • Why ongoing innovation is critical to sustained growth
  • A four-step design thinking process: learn, design, test, model
  • Methods and techniques for user-centered research
  • Journey mapping to distill findings and priorities needs
  • Prototyping and pivoting using a minimum viable offer to mitigate risk
  • Overcoming organizational barriers to adopting design thinking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for participation in all Professional Development programs.
  • Participants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience.

Work experience

This program is ideal for professionals from any industry who are tasked with problem solving and are looking for new approaches to finding solutions.

The workshop nature of this program is particularly useful to teams from the same organization who also want to use the program to tackle an organizational design challenge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD for the full programme during 2 days.
  • National

    2150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD for the full programme during 2 days.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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