Live Access to Faculty
Engage in live discussions with classmates and the Berkeley faculty.
Add a design project to your portfolio as you master the innovation process.
Collaborate with a team of experienced professionals.
Silicon Valley Expertise
Gain unique insight from leading industry experts in Silicon Valley.
about this course
Innovation is a process that requires diligence, discipline, and focus. As such, it calls for mental frameworks that foster curiosity, empathy, and the suspension of judgment. It also requires shared tools, practices, and habits of mind.
A fundamental premise of this Design Thinking course is that creativity is something all humans have access to. The course will introduce you to the tools and practices of innovation, to deep customer insights, and to Design Thinking in a variety of business contexts.
This course is project-based and rooted in collaborative learning. As such, you will have the benefit of continuously applying the frameworks and techniques you will learn to a real-world challenge.
You can choose among three flexible formats, depending on your goals, budget, and availability. The on-demand Trailblazer track gives you anytime, anywhere access to the course content and an opportunity to complete a peer-graded individual project.
If you are looking for deep, applied training in Design Thinking, opt for the six-week Practitioner track. The small-cohort format (no larger than 30 participants) will enable you to forge professional connections and immerse you in the innovation cycle with a global team. The live access to full-time UC Berkeley faculty and opportunity to collaborate with fellow professionals make this a truly remarkable experience on par with face-to-face workshops.
The ultimate Specialist track allows you to take everything you learned during the Practitioner cycle and continue on for 4 extra weeks of personalized one-on-one coaching with the faculty. At the end of this journey, you will be versed in the innovation process and equipped to run your own workshops.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Clark is a Senior Lecturer in the Innovation, Creativity, and Design Practice group at UC Berkeley Haas. He runs corporate and graduate workshops in innovation practices and communications, and has advanced training as an executive coach and facilitator. He has practiced architecture, product design, graphic design, corporate strategy innovation, and global brand management for several decades. He is a Co-founder of The Berkeley Innovation Group.
Jeff is the CEO and Co-founder of The Berkeley Innovation Group, which is built upon the philosophy that corporate innovation requires a process of advanced common sense known as Design Thinking. He works to transform companies and their employees by using an experiential learning approach to infuse Design Thinking capabilities into executive teams and throughout company cultures. Jeff recently joined the faculty at Berkeley Haas, where he teaches Design Thinking alongside Clark.
Director, Strategic Innovation
Dr. Vivek Rao
Lecturer, Innovation & Design
Berkeley Innovation Group
Possibilist & Innovator
Service Designer, Germany
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
WHO WILL BENEFIT
What past participants say
I completed most of my undergraduate degree online, and this course reset my expectations of what an online course can be. The high degree of teamwork, interaction with the faculty, and the crisp, high-quality video lectures provided a very enjoyable and engaging learning experience.
-Heather U., USA, Senior Account Manager
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