Design thinking, a human-centred approach to innovation, works on integrating user needs, technological possibilities, and the requirements for business success. When coupled with innovation, it can be a powerful competitive advantage for any business - big and small. It's no wonder that design thinking and innovation capability has become a significant differentiator in today's marketplace!
To meet this demand, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) has designed the 20 weeks online Certificate Programme in Design Thinking and Innovation. This high-impact programme will enable you to effectively drive innovation, growth, and customer experience with a cutting-edge curriculum and enriching insights from leading IIT Delhi faculty and industry experts
Design thinking can deliver twice as fast the business outcomes to market, 32% higher revenue than traditional organisations, and ultimately outperform the S&P 500 by 211%.
150+ Engaging Recorded Video Lectures
15+ Innovative Assignments
10+ Short Quizzes
2 Weekly Office Hours with Faculty
3 Live Faculty Webinars
1 Capstone Adventure Project
Note: The final number of quizzes, assignments, case studies and live lectures will be confirmed closer to the programme start. Details of Weekly Office Hours with Faculty (Online) would be sent to selected participants as part of Academic Orientation.
This programme is specially curated for:
Note: Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.
*Two campus meetups (optional) are scheduled on 27 January 2024 and 16 March 2024, between 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, at IIT Delhi Campus. To join the meetup(s), participants would bear travel and accommodation cost and make their own arrangements.
Professor, Centre for Rural Development & Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Prof. Vijayaraghavan M. Chariar has worked in diverse areas including Design for Sustainability, Frugal Innovation, Traditional Knowledge Systems, and Joyous Leadership. He has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by IIT Delhi and has taught and conducted research at the Arizona State University as a Fulbrighter. Prof. Chariar is the author of several patents and publications on innovative technologies. A passionate entrepreneur, he serves as the chairman of the IIT Delhi partnered venture Ekam Eco Solutions, and serves as a mentor and advisor to many start-ups, incubators, and accelerators.
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Prof. Aditi Singh is an industrial designer and architect with deep experience in product design and innovation, sustainable systems design, and next-gen experience design. A two-time recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, she has mentored various research and design projects. She is passionate about the intersection of digital and physical spaces and the joy in building human connections with design.
Senior Faculty, Department of Industrial Design
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Prof. Parag Anand is an Industrial Designer with a Master’s Degree in Design from IIT, Delhi and has also trained at the TU Delft in the Netherlands. He has more than twenty years of professional and teaching experience in Product Design. Awarded with two Red Dot Design Awards, his current research focuses on applying next-generation technologies for developing sustainable products and systems.
Participants will be awarded a successful completion certificate from IIT Delhi on scoring at least 60% marks in each of the evaluation components and completion of the Capstone Project. Participants who are unable to score 60% marks or unable to complete the Capstone Project in the evaluation will only be eligible for the participation certificate.
- All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIT Delhi.
- Only e-certificates will be issued by CEP IIT Delhi. The organising department for this programme is the Center for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT).
What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?
More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.
A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.
Programme offered by Continuing Education Programme (CEP), IIT Delhi
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