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Winning companies such as Apple, Virgin, Infosys, Toyota use Design Thinking methodologies to stand apart. It is an empathetic tool equipping an individual with a solution-based approach to innovation and seeking alternatives strategies; be it finding latent needs / service concepts / product development / reverse innovation concepts etc.
This course blends the perspectives of marketing, design and engineering into a systematic approach to delivering innovation.
Design Thinking is useful for all working professionals who wish to produce alternative strategies.
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At the end of the course you will:
Emeritus and MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Sloan Executive Education has collaborated with Emeritus to offer a portfolio of online programs. These programs leverage our faculty’s thought leadership in management practice developed over years of research, teaching and practice. Through Emeritus we expect to extend our impact in the world of leadership development to learners across the world. You can read more about this relationship here.
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Emeritus follows a unique online model. This model has ensured that nearly 90 percent of our learners complete their course.
Orientation WeekThe first week is orientation week. During this week you will be introduced to the other participants in the class from across the world. You will also learn how to use the learning platform and other learning tools provided.
Weekly GoalsOn other weeks, you have learning goals set for the week. The goals would include watching the video lectures and completing the assignments. All assignments have weekly deadlines.
Recorded Video LecturesThe recorded video lectures are by faculty from the collaborating university.
Live WebinarsEvery few weeks, there are live webinars conducted by Emeritus course leaders. Course leaders are highly-experienced industry practitioners who contextualize the video lectures and assist with questions you may have regarding your assignments. Live webinars are usually conducted between 1 pm and 3 pm UTC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Clarifying DoubtsIn addition to the live webinars, for some courses, the course leaders conduct Office Hours, which are webinar sessions that are open to all learners. During Office Hours, learners ask questions and course leaders respond. These are usually conducted every alternate week to help participants clarify their doubts pertaining to the content.
Follow-UpThe Emeritus Program Support team members will follow up and assist over email and via phone calls with learners who are unable to submit their assignments on time.
Continued Course AccessYou will continue to have access to the course videos and learning material for up to 12 months from the course start date.
Assignments are given out weekly and they are based on the lectures or tutorials provided. They need to be completed and submitted as per the deadline for grading purposes. Extensions may be provided based on a request sent to the support team.
It is an open forum where participants pin their opinions or thoughts regarding the topic under discussion.
These are real world scenario-based assignments involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject of study, as well as its related contextual conditions.
Real World Applications
These are real world situations/data-sets given to derive the desired result using the available information.
Capstone Projects are given out at the end of the course to apply all the strategies taught during the course.
Emeritus Program Support TeamIf at any point in the course you need tech, content or academic support, you can email program support and you will typically receive a response within 24 working hours or less.
Device SupportYou can access Emeritus courses on tablets, phones and laptops. You will require a high-speed internet connection.
Emeritus NetworkOn completing the course you join a global community of 5000+ learners on the Emeritus Network. The Network allows you to connect with Emeritus past participants across the world.
I think overall the presentation of the course material was very good. Videos and webinars were very helpful. The course helped me view things from a different perspective and at the same time exposed me to a global team which I found excellent.
The video lectures in the course were so refined and concise. The weekly lectures were enjoyable. I would really love to study at MIT’s Design School someday. I have already started to apply what I have learned here in my work.
This course gave me a solid understanding of the Design Thinking process and the advantages of using this approach. I feel better prepared to pursue a career path in product design.