Sep 15, 2020
Very well explained with lots of practical examples - would highly recommend this course to anyone looking at getting an initial understanding of design thinking and how it can be applied practically.
Aug 16, 2020
Excellent program to learn lots of tools towards Design Thinking !! Thanks a lot! Very interactive and the last activity of completing the assignment was very thought provoking !! thanks to all pears!
von J B•
Aug 25, 2018
WARNING : the presentation of the course should make it clear that you cannot complete the end of course assignment unless you already have some previous work experience using one of the design thinking tools introduced in the course.
Although I paid for it, I had no chance to get the certificate as I never used the tools introduced in the course. I wish the presentation of the course had clearly stated this requirement.
Upside : interesting and pleasant introduction to design thinking.
Downside : on top of the warning above, not all the slides used in the course are available for download.
von Trevor W•
Mar 13, 2016
Content is fairly good with weak story line and connection across the various modules. Also the lack of in session quiz modules or weekly quiz module to re-inforce learning is disappointing.
It's also possible that i was expecting a lot from a course on design thinking and what it turned out to be was just a scratching of the surface of what the definition of Design Thinking is all about. Having read numerous books on Lean Thinking, Agile development, Minimum Viable Propositions, etc. I was really expecting a solid rigorous approach to the world of design thinking.
This course let me down and I just managed to scrape through at the end...almost gave up.
von Mohammad V•
Dec 01, 2016
As a design manager I should say this course actually opened my eyes to a new world. I hope be able to make good changes in my world by using this knowledge more and more in my life. Thanks to All :)
Mar 05, 2018
The idea of the course is good. But delivery have a lot of space for improvement. (Manage to finish only WEEK 1 and start WEEK 2)
First of all:
Design is about talking with pictures. WEEK 1 - Visualization lesson.
Lets look how this is implemented:
Try to listen WEEK 2 Physics of innovation - and follow visually(in your head) what Jeanne is talking (for 18 minutes) :).
WEEK 1- "What is design thinking. Hear from the experts." The same issue.
The language is too much academic which makes it hard to follow visually.
The authors should analyze these videos and answer the question: "Does it work?"
Speak in front of +14-16 year old children for 20 minutes (without pictures) and see if the audience can follow it (translate every sentence into picture).
If this course is designed for academic world it is probably ok. But it is not ready for the mass majority of audience.
As Jeanne is saying in one of the video: fail fast, cheap and improve.
All the best improving this course.
von David M•
Jul 02, 2018
The course gives an idea of what design thinking is, but the teacher just give 4 tools to use, and emphasize a lot that she wrote a book and that we should buy it - the book introduces 10 tools to use. Means the course is not complete, and is a way to sell the book. I already paid for the certification, I think it is unfair to ask the students to buy the book to get the complete information.
von AJIT Y•
Feb 28, 2020
The course provides a practical approach to how to address issues using Design thinking approach.The examples provided to understand the tools used, provide deep insights on usefulness and applica
von Conrad A•
Jun 17, 2017
great course , i am grateful to Coursera and everyone at Darden who helped develop this course.
i really enjoyed the course. best wishes to all . keep up the great work!!!! God bless all of you!!!
von Fernando A•
Jun 27, 2017
This course lacks contents. It´s a quick overview on some of the main tools that can be used for design thinking, but if you want to learn more you'll need to do your own research or buy the promoted book in the course (written by the teacher). I think it's a good introduction, but I don't think it should be a paid course or award a certificate since it's mostly a book's teaser. The assignment was also strange since it's was more a reading/writing exercise of past experiences instead of actually applying the learnt concepts. A lot could have been made here, there are many people in the forum where we could have formed groups and try to problem solve wicked things and use other students as stakeholders. I wish this course gets a proper update and I can come back in the future and continue to learn new things.
von Sumit S•
Dec 12, 2017
Great course for designers and entrepreneurs, as innovation is the requirement in today's world, course helps to enhance knowledge about innovation process and some tools used for Design thinking.
von Laura M•
Sep 23, 2019
I really liked the peer reviews at the end. It was a great way to view other examples of how different projects, industries, and teams have used design thinking. The course was easy to follow as well.
von Ushasree K•
Feb 09, 2017
Design Thinking for Business innovation is a new concept to me, Its a wonderful insight on how to do innovation using tools and techniques of the DT course, Jeanne Liedtka is just great. thanks
von Anjani T•
Apr 22, 2019
Fantastic course! a lot of learning
von Mohammed A N•
Dec 04, 2018
This is such an important course to understand Design Thinking and proper application. I must thank the course designer for introducing this course. I have already recommended this course to my colleagues. As I deal with complex social issues involving technology this course was very helpful to identify how to understand challenges and move towards innovative solutions.
von Ehia E•
Apr 29, 2019
Excellent presentation of concepts with appropriate examples that drives home the learning. Very impressed!
von Hsin-Fang H•
Apr 29, 2019
It is really useful and shapes my thinking in a more innovative way.
von Jamer N C A•
Dec 19, 2018
Una exposición clara, amplia y motivadora sobre el tema. Gracias.
von Julia H•
May 06, 2019
One of the best courses I have ever made
von Ankita D•
Jan 02, 2019
von Sai R R•
Jan 26, 2019
gained a lot of knowledge.
and my way of approach to the problems complete;y changed.
understood that behind every good idea there is lot of work done.
and finally the way course proceeded was just awesome and great teaching skills
absolutely well designed course
von Jeff W•
Dec 04, 2018
I thought that this course was brilliantly designed and very well structured in bringing voluminous and complex subjects to a level of comprehension and simplicity that was easy to consume, integrate and apply.
von caroline l s c•
Dec 03, 2018
Really good course, i did not had the chance of sending my project but i as a "watching student" i had the opportunity to learn and practice Design Thinking.
von John S•
Jan 30, 2019
great presentations, connected with the professors, and appreciate sharing the concepts of design thinking at a professional yet humble manner. Thanks!
von Raphael B•
Feb 02, 2019
Great course, nice videos to understand the principles and how to of design thinking
von A3 C•
Feb 01, 2019
Great basis of knowledge about Design Thinking.
von Saba M•
Jan 01, 2019
the most enjoyable thing to learn