Move beyond theory and dive into the experience and practice of innovation through rapid prototyping. Students will learn the principles of rapid prototyping and tools for gaining empathy with customers and immediately put them to use in a series of hands on exercises. Using Design Thinking as a framework, students will tackle innovation challenges from start to finish and leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and a sense for ways they can incorporate them into their work.
As part of the Stanford Professional Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Tools of Innovation course comes straight from the heart of Silicon Valley. It is designed to foster your ability to think differently in your quest to develop innovative products, services and organisations.
"For Professional Services firm PwC, design thinking has become a growing way of working, with more than 150 of the team in Australia trained or practicing it as a core. PwC have teamed up with clients to co-create in Telecoms, Media, Financial Services, Health and Retail. It is a different way of working, and the mind set shift is a real one. One of the most critical elements of success in deepening design thinking capability, is moving beyond the theory to the practice.
A few months ago we extended an invitation to individuals across the firm who weren't working with design, to enrol in a new 8 week Stanford online course by Cahoot. The interest to attend the course, the experience of those enrolled, and the capability uplifted, was outstanding. It's amazing to see the forums, questions and sharing generated, and how it's immediately applied to client and firm challenges, and become a shared commitment and language across the firm."
Kate Eriksson, Principal, PwC