Design Thinking Certification Program

About the Program

Design Thinking is an effective way of approaching problems and challenges, used by many important global companies such as Apple. Design thinking is proved to have a success rate of 85% when implemented properly.

As Koç University Executive Education, we are proud to announce our new certification program in collaboration with KUAR, Koç University - Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries. The program aims attendants to develop their problem solving skills and shows a unique way on how to think outside the box.

Being experienced and well established in the topic, Koç University Executive Education had helped almost 300 attendants as of today.  Now, it is an open enrollment program and available for everyone.

During Design Thinking Certification Program, attendants will be provided with important techniques used in problem discovery, analysis and the right solving approach to tackle the challenge with practical exercises.

With Design Thinking Certification Program, you can improve your skills on…

• risk calculation to implement your upcoming projects smoothly and successfully

• prototyping to see the effort you will need during the actual implementation of the project

• empathy with the users of your products to level up your service

• inspiring others with the right questions and thinking methods to improve productivity


Regardless of the working field, anyone who is interested in creative thinking or design-centered approach are available and welcome for the program.

Dates: September 30 - October 1-2, 2019

Duration: 3 days

Certification: Design Thinking certificates will be provided to those attendants with the full participation at the end of the program.

Hours: 09:00 - 17:00 everyday

Location: Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus, SNA-A44

Language: Turkish

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Oğuzhan Özcan and KUAR Team

Application Deadline: September 20, 2019

Program is limited with 25 people. The minimum number of enrollments for the program to be open is 18.

Program Fee:                          6400 TL + 18% VAT

The fee includes lunches on campus, coffee breaks, training materials, certificates. Lunch meals are not included to the fee. Though attendants can choose any restaurant to eat in campus.


Early bird: A discount of 20% will be applied to the application fee until August 15th.

Two people from the same organization can benefit from 5% discount on total cost. Three or more people can also benefit from 10% discount on total cost. The tuition includes the following; training materials, certificates, lunches & coffee breaks all day

Koç University students / graduates can benefit from 10% discount on total cost.

In case of meeting multiple conditions, the condition with the highest percentage of discount is applied.