Design Thinking for Innovation—Bulldog Edition

A special alumni-only edition of the sought after "Design Thinking" certificate. Leverage your creativity and tackle complex problems by developing innovative solutions in any organization.

Are you looking for effective ways to overcome challenges at work? Enroll today and start using the elements of Design Thinking in any sector—from business to education, engineering to healthcare.

Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to defining, investigating, and solving problems. Learn to gather information and generate unique solutions through empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing.

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In this exclusive Bulldog Edition of Design Thinking for Innovation, you will 

  • Earn a Bryant Certificate worth 2.0 CEUs
  • Pay a special alumni discounted tuition of $1,495 (over 25% off!)
  • Be guaranteed an alumni-only cohort to take your Bulldog networking to the next level


  • Use Design Thinking to create high impact solutions
  • Practice field research techniques
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with an expert Instructor
  • Showcase your solutions in a culminating event during Homecoming weekend

The general goal of the Design Thinking Certificate is to provide an experiential and engaging course in the Design Thinking process. Participants are introduced to the Design Thinking framework and methodology, and practice Design Thinking firsthand through a sampler of interactive learning activities that highlight the five phases of the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test.

The certificate program culminates with an opportunity to apply design thinking to address an innovation challenge currently facing your professional team or organization.


Not a Bulldog? That's okay! Check out our Design Thinking certificate kicking off on October 12, 2022

Course Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
Schedule: 09/22/2022 to 10/15/2022
9/22, 9/29, 10/6
6-9PM Instructor Led Zoom

10/15 @ 10AM-12PM
On Campus Homecoming Weekend
Tuition: $1495


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Dr. Alison Butler, PhD

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Dr. Alison Butler, PhD

Allison G. Butler is a Professor of Psychology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Allison is certified as an IDEO/Experience Point Design Thinking Facilitator and certified by the Luma Institute as a Design Thinking Practitioner. Allison holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Boston College, a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.