The Design Thinking Certificate Program at Rutgers is designed to train you and develop your abilities to apply innovative design thinking principles to increase ROI at your organization. Learn to analyze, manage and build techniques to create and deliver customer experiences that are unique and valuable in the marketplace. Develop your strategies to solve messy, real-world problems and how to communicate results. Gain technical, analytical and communication skills through Rutgers project-based interdisciplinary curriculum, which seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new customer experience.
Who Should Attend
With true design thinking and creative problem-solving innovation involving everyone in your organization, the program is ideal for a wide variety of backgrounds.
Design Thinking requires you to work as a team across disciplines to understand the entire customer experience. Our curriculum is designed to engage you and your peers in hands-on learning opportunities to solve real-world problems.
Our faculty and leadership consult directly with organizations in today's marketplace ensuring you will leave the program with skills and knowledge to ask the right questions and manage your teams using the Design Thinking Approach.
Our program is designed to lead you in solving real-world problems by facilitating exercises and simulations. Our interactive, hands-on sessions utilize best-practice methods and frameworks. In our online offerings, you'll have access to weekly virtual interaction with faculty and peers.
During the program, you'll complete your own Professional Design Thinking Portfolio and apply your learnings toward your Capstone Project: a real or hypothetical problem, solution and strategic plan.
- Customer Research Methods - Segmentation, Persona, Emotional Response, Feedback
- Data Analytics - Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics
- Innovation Tools - Refinement, Iteration & Testing
- Measurement & ROI - Success Criteria & Experience KPIs