Design Thinking Certificate Program
Today’s interconnected, competitive and dynamic landscape requires individuals and firms to re-imagine how they approach business. Solving complex problems often involves a multi-disciplinary team working collaboratively, combining both creative and analytical approaches. Design thinking employs a set of methods and corresponding mindsets that promotes a human-centered approach to innovation. It concentrates on rigorous means of understanding human behavior to generate deep insights, articulate needs and desires, develop design solutions, and finally critique and test those solutions.
The Design Thinking Certificate Program at Rutgers University focuses on innovative thinking as a means of designing products and services. You will learn new ways to manage complexity, serve human needs, and create sustainable products that serve both people and business alike. Throughout the program you'll be guided by professional designers and educators who are experts in their field. The project-based, interdisciplinary curriculum will break you into small teams, building a project from beginning to end. Our format is designed to train and develop your technical and analytical skills, as well as Design Thinking leadership insights you will need to move innovation initiatives forward within your organization.
2019 Rutgers Design Thinking Certificate Programs
New Brunswick Campus, NJ
4 Day In-Classroom ($4,995)
Fall 2019: October 21 - October 24
Online, Self-paced Learning
8 Week Online ($4,995)
Fall 2019: November 11 - January 10
See what our customers are saying about this program...
...I'm implementing concepts and disciplines in my shop and it's really changed the way we architect, design and implement processes within the business units. When my team and I are problem solving or building a new experience for our end user on our Unified Desktop tool, we rely on a lot of the concepts that I learned in the Rutgers Design Thinking Program. Truly the best course I have been to since starting my career!
- William T. Nash, II
Senior Business Process Improvement Manager, Genworth
Why Design Thinking?
Design thinking is about employing a set of methods and mindsets that promotes a human-centered approach to innovation. It’s a strategy for creating a differentiated, competitive advantage that few can match.
No other Design Thinking program delivers like Rutgers University.
The Design Thinking Certificate Program at Rutgers is offered as a hands-on, 4-day immersion program or an 8-week online program. Learn to apply principles that drive innovation, using techniques developed by top firms, while our faculty experts guide you through every step.