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Design Thinking

University of California, Irvine

Working in groups, you will learn
a dynamic new way to see and solve
business problems by applying a
technique used by the most successful
High Tech companies in the World, based
in California.

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University of California, Irvine

Design Thinking

Design thinking is an innovative method for finding practical and creative resolution of problems widelly used today in most successful high tech companies located in California. It is a form of solution-based, or solution-focused thinking that challenges the conventional way we have learned to solve problems that tends to be much more effective.

Creating a Problem-Solving Mindset

In this University of California's extension program, you will working in group with other participants and be step by step exposed to an enterelly new way of finding creative solutions to problems that can seem, at first, very challenging to result.

It is an unique opportunity to get knowledgable of a technique from where it has been applied with enournously success.

This programa will be in a 1 week "workshop" format type and strong participation of students is needed. It is through the interaction and the exchange of ideas that the technique can be best used.

Unlike analytical thinking, where the process of thinking tends to stay in a "loop", by learnig the design thinking process you wil trully see how the process of building up helps to "thinking outside the box" and create some very practical solutions, reducing the risk of failure.

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The University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI is rankend #1, amog the newer Universities in the U.S, with 3 Nobel Prizes researchers and a commitment to rigorous academics and cutting-edge research. With 30,000 students, 1,100 faculty members and 9,700 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the World.

Irvine is located in the Orange County in Southern California. It is just about 45 min. south of Los Angeles and it has been ranked for several years the safest city in the United States. The city is also just 15min from the beach (summer) and 1h from ski station in the montains (winter). To find out more about the Campus and the University, check the video about UCI.


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The international extension module will occur in September of 2016.
Get ready for this amazing and unique experience! Here is the program:

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  • University of California, Irvine

    Design Thinking

    Extension - 1 week.

    US $ 3,150

    US $ 1,950* (Master students)

    Please note that the fee includes only the program (including course material, welcome and farewell meal).

    There are many options for lodging nearby UCI's Campus.

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