Earn a Certificate in Design Thinking with IBM!

UConn Stamford is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in an IBM Design Thinking training experience.

Design Thinking is considered a transdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Types of design thinking methodology are popular within the design, engineering, entrepreneurship, science, and many other fields. You can find further information about Design Thinking check out the article What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?”

What is required?

Participation in the IBM Design Thinking training experience is in two parts:

First, students must complete a two-hour online training program. The IBM Design Thinking practitioner course is available for free for anyone with an @uconn.edu email address.

Second, students will attend a 90-minute online panel discussion on November 13th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM. This panel discussion will build on the online training course and include opportunities for students to ask IBM designers questions.

Why take this course?

Students who complete this experience will receive an IBM Design Thinking practitioner badge. This badge can connect directly with a student’s LinkedIn profile, highlighting this skillset to potential employers.

Design thinking is a valued skill set within the industry; this experience will provide students with an extra item to include on their resume. Furthermore, design thinking is a transdisciplinary skillset that can give the students a new perspective when tasked with problem-solving in various courses.

Students interested in participating in the IBM Design Thinking experience should inquire before October 23rd. For more information and questions related to IBM Design Thinking, please contact matthew.worwood@uconn.edu.

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By Tara Malone
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