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Design Thinking 101

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

Lillis Business Complex, Room 155
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

UO students across all levels and disciplines are invited to register for this two-day Design Thinking short course held Friday, November 2 and Friday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students MUST be available to attend BOTH sessions.

As more and more organizations move to team-based, collaborative work environments, design thinking is becoming a much-needed skill for keeping organizations innovative and agile. It can be used in any industry—from technology and manufacturing to marketing, social services, and even the arts. Design thinking is unique in that it can be used as a tool for managing projects, developing new businesses, or even as a group of strategies for running effective meetings. It is useful in a wide variety of industries at any job level.

In this short course, you will learn the purpose of and strategy behind design thinking, participate in the process, and leave with best practices you can leverage on the job. You will work on real business challenges while learning:

  • The design thinking process
  • Why the design thinking process works (and when it doesn’t)
  • How to write an effective design brief
  • How to collect, analyze, and synthesize valuable qualitative data
  • Methods for ideation that can produce hundreds of ideas in a short amount of time
  • How to rapidly prototype and iteratively test those prototypes.

As a pilot, this short course is offered for FREE to all students this November only in exchange for completion of a survey, you do not want to miss this opportunity.

Register here!

Learn more about the Professional Edge short course program at

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Workshop, Career, Free


Lundquist College of Business, Career Services

Target Audience

All Students, Residence Halls, Earl, Graduate Students





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