6 weeks

Course Fee

5500 ₺ + VAT

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About the Program

Get ready to explore design thinking!

This course provides an introduction to the foundational activities related to design thinking: a flexible, yet systematic process to define and solve problems. A common misconception is that design thinking requires artistry, but it is not centered on artistic principles. Design thinking is a strategy and mindset that can be applied to any industry to solve problems.

As part of the Design Thinking MicroMasters program, this course will explore methods used to evaluate problems, develop ideas, and create innovative solutions with the user in mind. Focusing on the importance of user understanding and the development of desirable, feasible, and viable ideas, this course will provide an overview of the design thinking process from end to end.

What you’ll learn:

√ Describe the systematic process to define and solve problems

√ Formulate ideas for problem solving

√ Discuss solutions that integrate product configuration, functionality and user experience

√ Identify the design thinking processes and methods


Program Benefits

Cutting Edge Curriculum:

The curriculum;

√ emphasizes the importance of theory and empirical analysis
√ shows how theory connects back to practical business examples.
√ is a combination of practical and theoretical knowledge

For The Industry. By The Industry

The program offers;

√ the latest research and academic inputs
√ critical inputs from Industry leaders to ensure the highest degree of practical relevance

You are not alone!

You will have a student success advisor who is willing to help you achieve all the important milestones of the course!

Who Will Support

Lorraine Justice

Course Instructor

Dean Emerita, Professor of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dan Harel

Course Instructor

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Levent Kopuz

Program Advisor

Mentor - İTÜ Çekirdek, StartersHub, Mentor Effect and BTM


Date & Fees



Course Fee

5500 ₺ + VAT


Sections of the Course

Week 1: Introduction to Design Thinking

An overview of the design thinking process and how design thinking can be helpful for you and your organization.

Week 2: Defining a Problem and Creating a Team

Week 3: Research and Refine the Problem

Week 4: Ideation and Synthesis

Week 5: Prototyping and Testing

Week 6: Summary and Final Exam