The relevance of having a plan
How do groundbreaking companies and entrepreneurs successfully build forward-thinking solutions to their problems? Primarily, mastering this art of problem-solving comes down to incorporating a design thinking framework that adapts to your personal innovation project. This framework incorporates a tested series of steps and tools to help organizations come up with advanced solutions to modern problems. And with the human environment facing challenges of a scale never seen before this skill has become even more crucial in our search for real solutions.
That’s where design comes in.
Companies will have to be able to solve problems for their customers quickly and effectively if they want to continue existing after 2021.
In the third quarter of 2020 alone, there were more than 1.5 million new business applications in the United States.
Source: US Census Bureau
There is an 80% increase in revenue for businesses that focus on improving customer experience.
An online course for creating innovative solutions
Designing High Impact Solution with MITdesignX online course examines the optimal methodology for finding efficient solutions to the complex problems you are facing and includes:
As a participant, you can bring your own challenging project or use the ideation process to select one to work on. From there, be prepared to discover the tools, knowledge, and skills on offer to explore, design, test, and prioritize solutions.
The final objective? To help you sail smoothly through any problem that may threaten the success of your project.
The Learning Journey
In this 8-week online course, participants will explore these two courses at length to discover how to implement an efficient problem-solving framework in their organizations:
The skills you will develop
Learn how to frame
and tackle complex problems.
and project management capabilities.
Learn how to facilitate
and lead transdisciplinary problem-solving teams.
Identify and prioritize solutions for complex problems,
and present/articulate them.
This program is aimed at
This online Program is geared toward any professional looking to develop their problem-solving capabilities or refine their ideas. Within this range, some positions that can greatly benefit from the expertise found in this program include the following:
- C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES
focused on higher-level goals like expanding market share, entering new markets, and meeting revenue targets.
- LEADERS FROM ESTABLISHED CORPORATIONS WITHIN ANY SECTOR
who seek to boost innovation and revamp their product or service strategy.
- PROFESSIONALS FROM NON-PROFIT OR POLICY SECTORS
who want to turn an idea into a solid, actionable plan.
- TEAM LEADERS WITHIN AGENCIES AND CONSULTING FIRMS
who are looking for a framework to build efficient plans for their clients.
- MID-LEVEL AND OTHER MANAGERS
looking to incorporate knowledge about portfolio management, programs, and projects.
- PROFESSIONALS TRAINED IN AGILE METHODOLOGIES
who need to complement their knowledge or experience with specific topics such as project management or scaling.
- LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONALS
focused on change management and digital transformation projects.
- ENTREPRENEURS AND INTRAPRENEURS
who need a clear roadmap to launch and manage their projects effectively.
Meet the instructors of this program
*Listed in alphabetical order
PROF. SVAFA GRONFELDT
Founding member of MIT’s innovation accelerator DesignX
“Changes in our daily lives and corporate environments force organizations to reexamine their strategy toward their markets, their employees, and their customers”.
Svafa Grönfeldt is a Professor of Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a founding member and faculty Director of MIT’s newest innovation accelerator MITdesignX focused on the design and development of new ventures created at MIT. Dr. Grönfeldt is the co-founder of The MET Fund, a Cambridge-based seed investment fund. She is a member of the Board of Directors of three publicly listed companies on NASDAQ OMX and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
As a member of a team of entrepreneurs that created and scaled two global life science companies her professional career has been focused on organizational design for high-growth companies. As a venture designer, she works in parallel in industry and academia with teams of people from around the world to build companies, brands, experiences, academic programs, processes, and organizational structures designed to improve business results and workplace wellbeing. Applying the lens of design with a concern for human needs to solve complex problems has been a focal point of her work.
Dr. Grönfeldt holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, where she examined the impact of customer-oriented behaviors and service design on business outcomes.
Executive Director of MITdesignX, MIT SA+P
“Your expertise in understanding space, emotion, and the environment can be used to create innovative solutions”.
Gilad Rosenzweig is an architect and urban planner with vast experience in community development, urban tech, and design. As Executive Director of MITdesignX, the venture accelerator of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, he is laying the groundwork for new technology to improve the comfort and efficiency of buildings, places, and cities. Before MITdesignX, Gilad created Smarter in the City, an accelerator for high-tech startups in underrepresented communities. He is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.
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