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Design Thinking: Creating Better Customer Experiences

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    March 30, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    August 17, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    October 19, 2022

People engage in a brainstorming exercise with sticky-notes on a clear wall.

Learn how the principles of design thinking can help fuel the success of your organization.

What You'll Learn

Design thinking has emerged as a powerful new problem-solving approach. It’s used in public, private, and nonprofit sectors for solving tomorrow’s user problems, fueling growth, and delivering a unique customer experience. Southwest Airlines, United Healthcare, and Audi are among the market leaders who have sustained growth through human-centered design. But any organization can embed this new approach to innovation into its cultures and processes.

This workshop gives professionals practical tools for applying design thinking principles within their organizations. Learn how to identify hidden customer needs and improve the customer experience through user research, journey mapping, and rapid prototyping.

Note: For online sessions, all program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of design thinking and how it can create great customer and employee experiences
  • Solve complex challenges using proven design-thinking frameworks
  • Combine design-thinking processes with analytical tools
  • Improve collaboration across functions, working better across departments
  • Understand approaches to building design thinking into your organization and changing the culture
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Why ongoing innovation is critical to sustained growth and differentiated customer experiences
  • Design thinking principles and processes to enable a Build-Test-Learn approach
    Methods and techniques for user-centered research
  • Journey mapping to distill findings, prioritize needs, and create a holistic experience
  • Prototyping minimum viable offerings to mitigate risk
  • Overcoming organizational barriers to adoption of design thinking

Who Should Enroll

This program is ideal for professionals seeking to drive innovation and improve customer experiences through design thinking, leverage user-centered approaches to solve problems, and bring design thinking back into their organizations. Those who are new to design thinking or with less than 2 years of work experience will find this offering particularly beneficial.

April Schedule

Day 1
• Design Thinking Process: Learn-Design-Test-Model
• Mapping the Customer and Identifying Opportunities

Day 2
• Ideation and Prioritizing Ideas
• Designing Prototypes

August Schedule

Day 1
• Design Thinking Process: Learn-Design-Test-Model
• Mapping the Customer and Identifying Opportunities

Day 2
• Ideation and Prioritizing Ideas
• Designing Prototypes

October Schedule

Day 1
• Design Thinking Process: Learn-Design-Test-Model
• Mapping the Customer and Identifying Opportunities

Day 2
• Ideation and Prioritizing Ideas
• Designing Prototypes

Instructors

  • Jon Campbell

    Jon Campbell

    Jon Campbell leads experience and service design for Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy. He focuses on growing Continuum's impact through thought leadership, the development of new offerings and capabilities, and international expansion. He founded…
  • Prajaka Kulkarni

    Prajakta Kulkarni

    Prajakta Kulkarni is an Innovation Consultant at EPAM Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy, and has taught Design Thinking for Harvard Professional Development Programs since 2016. Her expertise is in building innovation that is right for customers, businesses,…

Instructors

  • Jon Campbell

    Jon Campbell

    Jon Campbell leads experience and service design for Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy. He focuses on growing Continuum's impact through thought leadership, the development of new offerings and capabilities, and international expansion. He founded…
  • Prajaka Kulkarni

    Prajakta Kulkarni

    Prajakta Kulkarni is an Innovation Consultant at EPAM Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy, and has taught Design Thinking for Harvard Professional Development Programs since 2016. Her expertise is in building innovation that is right for customers, businesses,…

Instructors

  • Jon Campbell

    Jon Campbell

    Jon Campbell leads experience and service design for Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy. He focuses on growing Continuum's impact through thought leadership, the development of new offerings and capabilities, and international expansion. He founded…
  • Prajaka Kulkarni

    Prajakta Kulkarni

    Prajakta Kulkarni is an Innovation Consultant at EPAM Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy, and has taught Design Thinking for Harvard Professional Development Programs since 2016. Her expertise is in building innovation that is right for customers, businesses,…