Participants in the Design Thinking Bootcamp program
Design Thinking Bootcamp: From Insights to Innovation

Design Thinking Bootcamp: From Insights to Innovation

Add new innovation methods to your toolbox in a four-day design thinking workshop with the Stanford d.school.

D.School Executive Education

Design Thinking Bootcamp is an immersive educational program designed for open-minded, collaborative, action-oriented individuals who recognize that innovation is mandatory to creatively solve challenges — both at work and in life. In four intense days at the d.school and working in the field, you will live and breathe the d.school’s human-centered, prototype-driven approach to innovation.

Working in small teams, d.school coaches will guide you through the design thinking process by tackling a real-world design challenge. At key points during the program, teams will come together for lectures, case studies, demonstrations, project assessment, and reflection led by Stanford faculty. After the program, you’ll receive your coach’s support on your own design project back at work to help you immediately use what you learned, and begin an ongoing transformation of how you work.

Key Benefits

Learn design thinking tools and get coaching to drive innovation at your own company.
  • Understand how to have empathetic conversations with customers.
  • Generate real insights that reframe problems.
  • Prototype low-resolution concepts, test in context to gain meaningful feedback, iterate, and resolve.
  • Identify what projects are appropriate for design thinking.
  • See how diverse perspectives in teams are essential to innovative output.
  • Bring new design thinking behaviors, tools, and methods back to work.

Who Should Attend

  • Open-minded, collaborative, action-oriented individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Executives responsible for tackling strategic challenges, driving growth, and implementing systems for innovation
  • Managers interested in diversifying their product line to reach new audiences
  • Team members who want to collaborate on design thinking
  • Due to the goals of this program, it is not appropriate for consultants or for those who work for consulting agencies or design firms

Spring Session|24 Mar 2020 – 27 Mar 2020

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Format

In-person|Stanford University
Full-time

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Deadline

07 Feb 2020

Program Fee

US $13,000

The program fee includes tuition, course materials, and breakfast, lunch, and light dinner each day. Lodging is not included in the program fee.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Team Discount

Receive a 15% discount when multiple participants (up to 5) who work directly at the same organization attend the same program. List your teammate(s) in your application.

Awarded

Participants in this program receive a letter of completion upon request.

Summer Session|07 Jul 2020 – 10 Jul 2020

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Format

In-person|Stanford University
Full-time

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Deadline

22 May 2020

Program Fee

US $13,000

The program fee includes tuition, course materials, and breakfast, lunch, and light dinner each day. Lodging is not included in the program fee.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Team Discount

Receive a 15% discount when multiple participants (up to 5) who work directly at the same organization attend the same program. List your teammate(s) in your application.

Awarded

Participants in this program receive a letter of completion upon request.

Fall Session|08 Sep 2020 – 11 Sep 2020

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Format

In-person|Stanford University
Full-time

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Deadline

24 Jul 2020

Program Fee

US $13,000

The program fee includes tuition, course materials, and breakfast, lunch, and light dinner each day. Lodging is not included in the program fee.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Team Discount

Receive a 15% discount when multiple participants (up to 5) who work directly at the same organization attend the same program. List your teammate(s) in your application.

Awarded

Participants in this program receive a letter of completion upon request.

Contact

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Program Manager
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Curriculum

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Participant Profile

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Faculty Leadership

Perry Klebahn
Consulting Associate Professor and Director of Executive Education, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), Stanford University
Jeremy Utley
Director of Executive Education, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), Stanford University

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