Design Thinking Capstone

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the verified track of THINK501x, THINK502x, THINK503x, and THINK504x Demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained during the Design Thinking MicroMasters program. 6 weeks 8 – 12 hours each week recommended

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About this course

The capstone course, part of the Design Thinking MicroMasters program, will be a cumulative experience incorporating all aspects of the design thinking process, from end to end.

In this course, you will be asked to solve a problem using the design thinking process. You will demonstrate your understanding by submitting a final project, along with documentation to support your findings.

What you’ll learn

Throughout the capstone, you will complete the following:

  • Research and identify the needs of a user
  • Apply ideation and visualization strategies to communicate solutions
  • Apply feedback from user testing to revise or design new product or service possibilities


  • Successful completion of the verified track of THINK501x, THINK502x, THINK503x, and THINK504x

Meet Your Instructor

Lorraine Justice - Pearson Advance

Lorraine Justice

Dean Emerita, Professor of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology Dr. Justice worked on digital media products for 10 years before joining academia. She obtained her master’s degree and PhD at The Ohio State University, where she also taught Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Design Research courses. She was the Director of Design at Georgia Tech for six years and a co-author for the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning. After Georgia Tech, she became the Dean of the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Under her leadership, the school became one of the top four design programs in Asia. Dr. Justice is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America and has been named one of the top 40 designers by I.D. Magazine. She is an active member of the TED community and gave talks at both TEDx Hong Kong in 2009 and at TEDU in Long Beach in 2010. Currently, she serves on the editorial board for five design journals, advisory boards for universities and companies, and consults internationally for industry and government.


6 Weeks

Experience Level


Learning Partner

Rochester Institute of Technology



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