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– – what:

Our three-day workshops are collaborative efforts between UT Austin’s Human Dimensions of Organizations program and the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Learning new skills, or upskilling, is essential to excelling in today’s workplace. The problems we encounter in our professional lives—losing customers, broken processes, products that don’t have the impact we hope—need creative, innovative solutions if our organizations are to stay relevant.

The same holds true for our more complex social issues – poverty, healthcare, education, and the environment. Design thinking offers ways to upskill so that you can develop creative solutions to the problems you care most about.

– – when:

Our next workshop will be held online on May 20-22, 2020 for a general audience. Please see below for registration details.

– – why:

Design thinking is transformative. It challenges you to confront problems from radically different perspectives and it offers a framework for developing creative solutions to those problems.

Join us at an upcoming workshop and engage the power of design thinking. You can learn more below.

Design thinking is an ideal framework for any professional who wants to create desirable innovative solutions by turning ideas into action, and to empower creativity and collaboration in any team.

Design thinking is a methodology for creating innovative solutions to complex problems or challenges. It's a framework that is now being taught at colleges, major research universities, business schools, medical schools, and elsewhere to help individuals and teams to be more creative and innovative in their approaches to problem-solving. By taking this course, you will learn to apply the design thinking methodology to a wide variety of problems.

Click here to view/download a day-by-day overview of our three-day workshop.

Click here to view/download a day-by-day overview of our three-day workshops.

  • Learn each phase of the design thinking process through experiential hands-on learning activities

  • Understand how to develop the mindsets and skill-sets needed to leverage design thinking

  • Explore techniques for gaining insights from stakeholders and customers and reframing opportunities

  • Practice rapid prototyping to gain meaningful feedback, communicate value, and develop solutions

  • Learn how to apply design thinking methods to your specific organizational challenges by using practical tools and techniques

  • Identify the value of collective intelligence and how to construct interdisciplinary teams that leverage it

  • Reflect on how to integrate design thinking within your team processes and improve your innovation outcomes

  • All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the workshop
When:

Our next workshop will run in the spring of 2020:

General Audience Workshop (Online)
May 20-22, 2020 Register Now

Where:

Our May workshop will be held online. We also offer private workshops (one-day or multi-day) for teams and organizations. See the tab below for more information.

How Much:

The enrollment fee for our open-enrollment three-day workshops is $2,200/person .

We are able to offer discounted registration for groups of three or more. Contact us if you're interested in group registration.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Course fees
  • All materials
  • Certificate of Completion

Refund Policy:

Cancel your registration 15 or more days in advance of your workshop and you will receive a full refund. If you cancel fewer than 15 days prior to the event, you'll receive a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee.
Feel free to use the chat feature to ask questions (bottom right of your screen) or submit your questions via the form below:

Our next round of workshops will run in the spring and summer of 2020:

General Audience Workshop (Online)
May 20-22, 2020 Register Now

How Much:

The enrollment fee for our open-enrollment three-day workshops is $2,200/person .

We are able to offer discounted registration for groups of three or more. Contact us if you're interested in group registration.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Course fees
  • All materials
  • Certificate of Completion

Refund Policy:

Cancel your registration 15 or more days in advance of your workshop and you will receive a full refund. If you cancel fewer than 15 days prior to the event, you'll receive a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee.
Yes we do!

Whether you're interested in a one-day introductory course, an intensive week-long program, or something in between, we can bring the power of the design thinking process to your team or organization. 

Interested in learning more? Simply contact us using the chat feature below or via email.

– – what our Design Thinking participants have to say:

I loved that the workshop was interactive and that there was a diverse group of participants to interact with and learn from. If you are considering attending the workshop, just do it! It will change you and be a wonderful experience.
I loved Julie and Tamie! They were awesome, professional, and truly passionate about learning and design thinking. I never expected to learn so much and feel that design thinking is something that I can apply every day.
I love that UT is doing this and making the interdisciplinary approach the norm rather than the exception. This concept is so integral to everything we do. I’m proud that my school is leading the charge. Hook ‘em!
The workshop has forced me to become more observant of the human impact of decisions and actions. Best learning experience that I have had in years!
The workshop was very hands-on, practical, and inspiring. The instructors care deeply about making the experience helpful for participants. I feel inspired to tackle wicked problems with new tools.
Yes! I would absolutely take this workshop again and again. It was so exciting and interesting to learn about something that often seems nebulous. I am excited to share this with my team.
I would absolutely recommend this workshop to a peer. Not only will they gain a working understanding of the design thinking concept, they will also have the tools to readily apply it to their job.

Register Now (May: General Audience; Online)

Pricing: $2,200/person (see tabs above for details on group pricing)

Human Dimensions of Organizations | School of Design and Creative Technologies