Design Thinking Certificate Program
In today’s ever evolving landscape no one can stand still; they must re-imagine how they approach business. Teamwork and combining both creative and analytical approaches are integral to solving complex problems in the interconnected, competitive and dynamic environment that we find ourselves in. Design thinking promotes human-centered approach to innovation by employing a set of methods and corresponding mindsets. It concentrates on rigorous means of understanding human behavior to articulate needs and desires, generate deep insights, develop design solution, and finally critique and test those solutions.
The Design Thinking Certificate Program at Bellevue College focuses on innovative thinking as a means of designing products and services. Here you will learn new ways to manage complexity, server human needs, and create sustainable products that serve both individuals and businesses alike. Over the course of the program you’ll be guided by professional designers and educators who are experts in their field. This curriculum will break you into small teams, allowing for development of those skills as you work on assigned projects. Out 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 forwards within your organization.
...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 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 Bellevue College.
The Design Thinking Certificate Program at Bellevue 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.