Introduction to Design Thinking

Code: BUS1165

Course description

This introductory level course on design thinking introduces students to Stanford design thinking process, which focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis and experimentation to drive innovation. In today’s world, design thinking is becoming a necessary skill that equips people with the ability to deal with uncertainty, complexity and failure whether in the private or public sector.

Course details

Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery