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Build relevant skills for the modern world

Online learning from IDEO

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Build relevant skills for the modern world

Online learning from IDEO

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Online Learning Experiences

Certificate Programs

Advance your career and build your confidence with a 3-6 month action-oriented learning experience made up of cohort and self-paced courses.

Cohort Courses

Cohort Courses

Collaborate with a global community in our 5-week online courses and apply new skills to your day-to-day work to increase your impact.

Self-Paced Courses

Learn anytime, anywhere. Boost your skills with flexible, short-form online courses designed to fit your life. Access 90 days from purchase.

What You'll Learn

IDEO U equips you with creative problem-solving skills, easy-to-use tools, and leadership mindsets to stay resilient in our fast-changing modern world

Design Thinking Courses

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

Tim Brown, Chair of IDEO

  • Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate
    Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate
    Learn the foundational skills and mindsets of design thinking
    Certificate Program 2-3 months
    Regular price
    $1198.00
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    $1198.00
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  • Insights for Innovation
    Insights for Innovation Course from IDEO U
    Learn to use insights to turn customer needs into human-centered solutions
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
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    $599.00
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  • From Ideas to Action
    From Ideas to Action Course from IDEO U
    Learn to prototype, experiment, and iterate to move your ideas forward
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
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    $599.00
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  • Hello Design Thinking
    INTRODUCTORY
    Hello Design Thinking Course from IDEO U
    An introduction to the foundational concepts and tools of design thinking
    Self-Paced Course Start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
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    $199.00
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  • Storytelling for Influence
    STARTING SOON
    Storytelling for Influence Course from IDEO U
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
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    $599.00
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  • Human-Centered Service Design
    STARTING SOON
    Human-Centered Service Design Course from IDEO U
    Design the moments that matter
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
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    $599.00
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  • Designing a Business
    Designing a Business Course from IDEO U
    Build a stronger business through design
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
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    $599.00
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  • Prototyping for Digital Experiences
    Prototyping for Digital Experiences Course from IDEO U
    Low-fidelity prototyping methods for digital products and services
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
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    $199.00
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  • Advanced Design Thinking Certificate
    Advanced Design Thinking Certificate (Test)
    Deepen your design thinking skills and practice
    Certificate Program 5+ months
    Regular price
    $2595.00
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    $2595.00
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Innovation Courses

“Innovation is now recognized as the single most important ingredient in any modern economy.”

– Tom Kelley, IDEO Partner

  • Designing a Business
    Designing a Business Course from IDEO U
    Build a stronger business through design
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
    Sale price
    $599.00
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  • Designing Strategy
    New
    Designing Strategy Course from IDEO U
    Unite rigor and creativity to create a successful strategy
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $699.00
    Sale price
    $699.00
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  • Cultivating Creative Collaboration
    new
    Cultivating Creative Collaboration Course from IDEO U
    Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
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    $599.00
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  • Designing for Change
    Designing for Change Course from IDEO U
    Create change through movements, not mandates
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $699.00
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    $699.00
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  • Power of Purpose
    Power of Purpose Course from IDEO U
    Learn to work and lead with purpose
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
    Sale price
    $199.00
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  • Unlocking Creativity
    Unlocking Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Exercises to overcome the common barriers to creativity
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
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    $199.00
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Leadership Courses

“The ability to tolerate and navigate ambiguity—and to guide organizations without knowing what’s ahead—is one of the key leadership qualities of our time.”

–Suzanne Gibbs Howard, founder and Dean of IDEO U

  • Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate
    Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate
    Build foundational skills and mindsets to foster creative and lead collaborative teams
    Certificate Program 3+ months
    Regular price
    $1,897.00
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    $1,897.00
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  • Leading for Creativity
    Leading for Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Empower others to generate and execute bold ideas
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $699.00
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    $699.00
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  • Storytelling for Influence
    STARTING SOON
    Storytelling for Influence Course from IDEO U
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
    Sale price
    $599.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Unlocking Creativity
    Unlocking Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Exercises to overcome the common barriers to creativity
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
    Sale price
    $199.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing Strategy
    New
    Designing Strategy Course from IDEO U
    Unite rigor and creativity to create a successful strategy
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $699.00
    Sale price
    $699.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Cultivating Creative Collaboration
    new
    Cultivating Creative Collaboration Course from IDEO U
    Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
    Sale price
    $599.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing for Change
    Designing for Change Course from IDEO U
    Create change through movements, not mandates
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $699.00
    Sale price
    $699.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Power of Purpose
    Power of Purpose Course from IDEO U
    Learn to work and lead with purpose
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
    Sale price
    $199.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • From Superpowers to Great Teams
    From Superpowers to Great Teams Course from IDEO U
    Activate greatness in yourself and others
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
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    $199.00
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Power Skills Courses

“It is only in teams where you have the courage and bravery to be your full self that you can contribute your best.”

—Keith Yamashita, SYPartners Chairman and Founder

  • Cultivating Creative Collaboration
    new
    Cultivating Creative Collaboration Course from IDEO U
    Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
    Sale price
    $599.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • From Superpowers to Great Teams
    From Superpowers to Great Teams Course from IDEO U
    Activate greatness in yourself and others
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
    Sale price
    $199.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Power of Purpose
    Power of Purpose Course from IDEO U
    Learn to work and lead with purpose
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
    Sale price
    $199.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Storytelling for Influence
    STARTING SOON
    Storytelling for Influence Course from IDEO U
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 weeks
    Regular price
    $599.00
    Sale price
    $599.00
    Unit price
    per 
  • Unlocking Creativity
    Unlocking Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Exercises to overcome the common barriers to creativity
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199.00
    Sale price
    $199.00
    Unit price
    per 

Change Through Innovation & Design

We're part of IDEO, an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to help organizations innovate and grow. IDEO U was created to share the methods and mindsets that IDEO has practiced for decades and to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to become more resilient, adaptable, and innovative.

Case Study: PillPack

Growing an Online Pharmacy From Startup to Sale

Launching a nationwide venture that redefines and simplifies how customers engage with their pharmacy.

Case Study: Innova Schools

Designing a network of schools from the ground up

Scaling an entire network of schools for the growing Peruvian middle class.

Loved by Learners Across the Globe

Kasia Lead UX Designer Amazon
Rachel Design & UX Lead Firefly Learning
Taylor Owner, Creative Director & Lead Trainer Guts & Glory Creative Consulting Services
Chris Vice President Strategy & Design Hopelab
Cultivating Creative Collaboration
Cohort Course

“This course covered information that I've never found before. It's changed my perspective on what leadership looks like and provided me with great tools to help foster innovation and collaboration!”

Kasia
Leading for Creativity
Cohort Course

“A few months after taking the Leading for Creativity course I was promoted to lead design in our organisation. The fact that I was already demonstrating creative leadership qualities helped the leaders make this decision, and I felt confident enough to accept the offer, knowing what is expected of a creative leader.”

Rachel
From Ideas to Action
Cohort Course

"In running my own business, I've become selective about what courses I choose. IDEO U has kinda blown me away. It's accessible and tangible, but also challenging. It's pushed me to do my future work differently, but also to *think about myself* in my work differently.”

Taylor
Insights for Innovation
Cohort Course

“Thinking differently is simply not natural and teams have such a hard time breaking out of old patterns. The folks at IDEO are best-in-class at inspiring new thinking, coaching through ambiguity, and leading the way in birthing new ideas that make a real difference in people's lives.”

Chris

The IDEO U Learning Experience

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Try Share Reflect See

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.