Executive Education

Short Courses

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Courses can be conducted onsite at your organization or modified to suit your organization’s needs. We offer custom solutions in aerospace and defense, global supply chain management, healthcare and strategic leadership. Contact our industry representatives for more information.

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Design Thinking

Course Description

Design Thinking creates new ideas that solve problems in a way that aligns with how people intuitively work. Using advanced techniques of observation and creative thinking, new underlying insights about human behavior emerge. Then from these insights, potential solutions are generated using brainstorming techniques that designed to expand thinking. Once potential solutions are discovered, small tests are used to gauge accuracy of the assumptions that are the foundation of the novel design.

Design Thinking has been confined to new product design but is now emerging as the path to innovation and improved performance in everyday work. These techniques are the partner of analytic thinking that removes waste and optimizes processes by creating the starting point of a new process.

This course uses a simulation developed by IDEO and Experience Point to help participants experience the Design Thinking process. Then, students hone their base skills to be able to implement the process in their own workplace.

Available Industries: Aerospace & Defense, Leadership

Duration & Dates

This is a 2-day course.

    Flexible. Please contact us for more information.

    Please call +1 (865) 974-1197 for more information.
    James Cody, Director

    Location

    This course is offered as a custom course on the UT campus or at your preferred location.

    Faculty

    J. Elaine Seat

    Elaine Seat is on the faculty of the Management Department of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. Elaine arrived in the Business School via an unusual ...

    Cost

    Custom course pricing depends on the configuration selected by the customer. Please contact us for more information.