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University of Virginia

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

University of Virginia via Coursera


Do you work for a nonprofit or in the social sector? Are you struggling to solve the problems and meet the needs of the people you serve? Come learn more about how design thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving, can help you truly understand an issue, generate ideas worth testing and iterate to find solutions that make a real difference. Through global stories from areas as diverse as government, health care, and education, we’ll show you the tools, techniques and mindset needed to use design thinking to uncover new and creative solutions in the social sector.

The development of this course was supported by the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. For more about the Batten Institute, see:

Taught by

Jeanne M. Liedtka


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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I loved the way this course included so many examples of design thinking in use in healthcare and even farming. The stories helped me understand its application into the social sector.
  • MINANI Froduard
    thank you,

    After to see this title of cause I get it wonderful thing for human being and me I am interested for it like Pastor who I am.

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