BSLL 4103 - Design Thinking: How to Use Design Thinking to Fight Through Bureaucracy and Build What People Want

  • Noncredit

This executive education sprint will introduce you to DESIGN THINKING, a method for creative problem solving and continuous innovation. DESIGN THINKING is a collaborative process that emphasizes diverse thinking and creative problem solving to create value. Participants in this class will: (1) build creative competence, (2) appreciate and experience the value of failure, risk, and experimentation, and (3) gain confidence in adapting design thinking processes and tools to fit their industry

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

Student will write a problem statement indicating a business problem they are hoping to solve by taking this class and submit it by email. If they do not have a specific problem statement, this is not required.


Scott Shrake
Scott Shrake

Dr. Scott Shrake serves as the Director for the Institute for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Colorado State University. As the Director of the Institute, he promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, product development, and commercialization for students, faculty, and community members. Previously, Scott served as an engineering faculty member and the Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Advancement at Arizona State University.

Dr. Shrake was the Co-founder and COO of Vicinity Health Inc., a digital health startup that was selected as a finalist for the TiE 50 Awards Program and recognized as one of the 100 hottest global tech startups in 2014. He has also served as a mentor and advisor to multiple startups in education technology, health care, and sustainability.

Scott received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh’s Sustainability and Green Design Group.