IDEO U Team Learning
Design thinking at work
“Holding a curious mindset is a great starting point when you're leading your team or organization. If you're in a truly new space, you won't always know the answers. Your team won't either. You're going to venture into the unknown together. Curiosity is a great way to lead that charge.”
—Tim Brown, CEO IDEO
Become a More Creative & Collaborative Team
Learn the skills and mindsets of design thinking and build your team’s confidence to tackle complex challenges. As a global design company, IDEO has been honing the methods of design thinking and a human-centered approach to business for over 30 years. This approach will inspire and equip your team with the tools necessary for creative problem solving.
Grow your team’s problem-solving toolkit with techniques taught by design thinking practitioners like IDEO founder David Kelley and IDEO CEO Tim Brown. Our 90-minute on-demand online classes and in-depth 5-week online courses provide interactive, practical lessons and bite-sized learning you can apply to day-to-day work.
- Add design thinking to their toolkit.
- Create a more collaborative and customer-centric team.
- Become more experimental and unlock their creative potential.
We recommend learning in teams of 4 to 20 individuals.
- Develop the skills and mindsets to support breakthrough innovation.
- Empower your team to apply practical design thinking methods to daily work.
- Execute bold new ideas by building creative confidence.
- Learn from IDEO practitioners through bite-sized online content that fits into any schedule.
We believe in learning by doing. Building design thinking skills requires practice and pushing outside your comfort zone.
- Learn through engaging video lessons, hands-on activities, sharing insights, and gathering feedback.
- Gain fresh perspective that will expand your thinking and push you to bold new ideas through practice and discussion with your team and community.
- Lead your team through practical learning and create rich collaboration using the Team Learning Guide.
AT A GLANCE
Hello Design Thinking
90-minute online class taught by David Kelley, founder of IDEO
Start your team’s learning journey with Hello Design Thinking, our 90-minute introductory design thinking class. Taught by David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, this class will help you develop a shared language and understanding of design thinking across your team and organization.
This flexible online experience introduces learners to the concepts of the design thinking process and offers a tried-and-tested approach to creative problem solving. Get the most out of the experience by leading your team through a class kickoff and debrief using the Team Learning Guide. Your team will walk away with the knowledge of how design thinking works and how to apply it to their day-to-day work. It's the first step in unlocking your team’s creative potential.
For design thinking and creative leadership
5-week online courses with a commitment of 4 hours/week
Receive an IDEO U Certificate of Completion with each course
Deepen your team’s knowledge with IDEO U’s immersive 5-week courses for design thinking and creative leadership. Courses run on a set calendar. Within the course term, learning is self-paced with recommended deadlines so you can complete assignments on your schedule. Facilitate course kickoff, weekly conversations, and debrief with the Team Learning Guide. Your team will practice with a community of like-minded professionals from all over the world and receive guidance from a teaching team of design thinking and creative leadership practitioners.
Taught by some of IDEO’s most experienced leaders, our courses will help you unlock the creative potential of your team and organization. Equip your team with the tools and mindsets to tackle complex challenges, create new ways of working together, and ignite creative confidence.
Design Thinking 5-Week Courses
INSIGHTS FOR INNOVATIONGain deeper insights into customer needs and develop stronger solutions.
FROM IDEAS TO ACTIONGet tangible by generating ideas, experimenting, and iterating to help others experience your vision of the future.
Creative Leadership 5-Week Courses
STORYTELLING FOR INFLUENCELearn how to craft a compelling narrative, inspire others to follow your lead, and connect with diverse audiences.
LEADING FOR CREATIVITYLearn how to build a culture of creativity, scale design thinking, and create breakthrough solutions.
DESIGNING FOR CHANGELearn the mindsets and skills of a human-centered approach to creating change and growing it into a lasting movement.
Learn from Experts
Learn from IDEO U instructors who have spent years practicing and honing the skills of design thinking and creative leadership. From diverse disciplines, including the Toy Lab and IDEO’s Design for Change studio, our instructors are experienced practitioners of the methods and mindsets that lead to more creative and collaborative teams and organizations. No matter what IDEO U classes and courses your team embarks on, our instructors will generously share the knowledge and skills they use to create positive impact through design across the world and across industries.
Hear from our alumni across diverse industries and organizations
How might we improve the employee experience and make it memorable through fostering meaningful relationships?
How might we better understand the needs of our customers and use these insights to prototype new services?
How might we train leaders across our global organization to be more creative and nimble?
Get started on design thinking
WHAT IS DESIGN THINKING?
Learn how IDEO’s design thinking approach can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy.
WHY DESIGN THINKING IS RELEVANT
Founder of IDEO and Hello Design Thinking instructor, David Kelley on why design thinking is here to stay.
HOW TO CREATE CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Designing for Change course instructor and IDEO Partner, Bryan Walker on how to create change in your organization through movements not mandates.
HOW TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY IN YOUR COMPANY
Advice from IDEO Partner Tom Kelley on how to scale creativity and unlock creative potential throughout an organization.
FOSTER COMPANY CREATIVITY
Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and instructor of Leading for Creativity, talks with Google’s Chief Innovation Evangelist, Frederik Pferdt, about empowering people with confidence in their creativity and the courage to act on their ideas.
ON INSPIRING CREATIVE WORK
IDEO’s Chief Creative Officer Paul Bennett on inspiring creative work and how to use storytelling to catalyze people toward action.