The latest in design from international design leaders
Absorb cutting-edge thinking from the full-time and senior adjunct faculty at the Institute of Design. At ID Academy, teams engage deeply with content offered by experienced faculty—faculty who are both thought leaders and practitioners. Working at the intersection of business and design, ID faculty are constantly applying theory to real organizational contexts and shaping what's next.
- Lectures and Talks
Interactive 1.5–2 hour content modules with synchronous and asynchronous components. Learners gain an understanding of a specific topic and how it can be applied to their work.
- Advanced Courses
Learners gain a deep and rigorous understanding of strategic design practices through 10–12 hours of content delivered across five sessions.
- 1:1 and Group Coaching
We have found that consistent project coaching is one of the best ways to ensure teams are practicing what they have learned and are continuing to embed new skills in their day-to-day projects.
ID Academy courses include five synchronous online instructor-led sessions on a particular topic.
The Design-led Strategy and Planning course provides an overall understanding of "design thinking" and how learners might apply design-led methods within design and non-design teams. The course will teach learners how to frame a problem through a user-centered lens; conduct, analyze, and activate generative research; and implement design-driven innovations for strategy and planning. Learners will review, reflect, and evolve design practices using scenarios and simulations of design interventions and contemporary, field-tested, and standardized techniques.
Behavioral design is an increasingly common approach to help individuals adopt new and beneficial behaviors, such as saving more for retirement or embracing new habits to improve personal health. Organizational leaders can apply the same insights about human behavior to create institutional conditions which support behaviors aligned with organizational values, goals, and metrics. This course will provide and build on basic concepts from the field of behavioral design and allow participants to apply frameworks on real-world, and personally relevant leadership challenges.
This course examines climate change and its impacts through human-centered and life-centered design perspectives. Learners will explore how organizations can attain climate leadership by applying design frameworks, moving from aspirational intentions to impactful and transformative change. Learners will leave with a greater understanding of how they and their organization contribute to climate change impacts, and how to enact climate leadership through integrated design of goal setting, behavior change, technology innovation, and stakeholder engagement.