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Each of our courses goes through a meticulous, six-stage creation process. This is how we ensure each course is highly relevant, insightful, and engaging — so that what you learn has a direct impact on how you design.

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Earn a Course Certificate when you get at least 70% as your course score. Get rewarded with a distinction on your certificate if your score is even higher.

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You can get access to 28 Ivy League-level courses for the price of about 2 cups of coffee (or $13) a month. That’s because we are a nonprofit focused on lowering the cost of design education. Learn more about our mission.

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Mikal Hallstrup,, the Chief Visionary Officer of Designit says; “The world doesn’t necessarily need more products, it needs better solutions.” While a solution may commonly be a product or a service, it’s more likely to be a combination of the two in many instances today.The combination of a product and a service is a product-service hybrid. For...

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Empathy – How to Improve Your Designs by Developing Empathy for Your Target Group

Empathy is the ability to understand and identify with another person’s context, emotions, goals and motivations. In order to design great experiences, successful design firms actively search for empathic insights into their target group. In a design context, empathy serves a distinct purpose: to inspire design decisions in the early stages of t...

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