WINV065 Design Thinking for Organizations


Course Description

In this course you'll explore the history, concepts and methodology of design thinking. Use a designer’s mindset and creative problem solving to work on specific workplace or life challenges and deepen your understanding of the stages of design thinking:

  • Framing your question effectively
  • Understanding the value of approaching the challenge with empathy
  • Creative ideation and brainstorming
  • Testing solutions based on feedback
  • Arriving at a solution to your challenge

Course Outline

Throughout the course you will:

  • Discuss how design thinking principles and methods can be applied to your own challenges
  • Explore examples of successful projects and organizations that have integrated design thinking into their workplaces

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the design thinking mindset and its fundamental contribution to success
  • Experience methods from all the phases of a design project
  • Examine a wide range of other methods that they might use in a design project
  • Leave with a draft plan for how you might use design thinking on a current complex problem you face

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Design Thinking for Organizations
May 12, 2025 to Jun 08, 2025
5:00PM to 6:00PM
May 13, 2025 to Jun 03, 2025
Schedule and Location Requirements
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
  • Barb Collombin
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: May 14, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: May 26, 2025
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
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