Best MOOCs In Business For January

Design Thinking

Career Edge: Analytical Problem Solving and Design Thinking


School: FulbridgeX

Platform: EdX

Registration Link:  CLICK HERE

Start Date: Available Anytime (Self-Paced)

Workload: 1-2 Hours Per Week (4 Weeks Long)

Grades: Not Specified.

Instructors: Jim Pautz and Caroline Young

Credentials: Pautz is the vice president of coaching operations at Fulbridge, a business education program targeted to young professionals. Before Fulbridge, Pautz served as the senior admissions officer and assistant director of international admissions at Harvard University. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Possessing nearly a decade of product development experience, Young is the chief product officer at Fulbridge. Early in her career, she was responsible for the design, development, and launch of Market Street, a popular Facebook game. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford.

Description: When you encounter a problem, you’ve probably been told to think outside the box. But what does that mean? One option is design thinking, where individuals focus on the larger goal instead of the specific problem. Using this approach, problem-solvers synthesize various models, disciplines, and options to create more long-term, multi-dimensional solutions beyond simply slapping on a band-aid. In this course, students will apply similar methods, including “framing problems” and “isolating the root cause.” Moreover, students will quickly test their solutions to help them identify the holes in their thinking and potential alternatives or add-ons.

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Additional Note: This is the third part of a five part series called “Career Edge: The Path To Career Success.” To learn more, click here.

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