Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Instructor: Michael V. Testani
Date: To be decided
Time: 9 a.m - 4 p.m. (Registration/coffee/light breakfast at 8:45 a.m., Lunch 12-1 p.m.)
Location: Binghamton University, Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC)
85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY 13850
Certificate and Digital Badge: A Certificate and a Design Thinking Digital Badge will be issued to students who pass the exam.
Who can take this course: This course is intended for all engineers, professionals and students.

Please check back for a new date for this course.

REGISTER HERE (registration is not open)


This 1-day course teaches the fundamentals of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is collaborative, team-based approach used to find breakthrough solutions to complex problems. Design Thinking focuses on experiential' design, in that a strong emphasis is placed on the experience of the end-user of a product or service. This hand-on workshop will include many powerful Design Thinking tools and techniques. Design Thinking has been used to develop real solutions to difficult problems across every industry. Its approach to collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving is universal to any team and all organizations.


At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the foundational principles of Design Thinking
  • Explain the Creative and Critical Thinking processes
  • Improve your own Creative and Critical Thinking techniques
  • Discuss the Design Thinking framework for collaborative problem solving
  • Apply several key Design Thinking practices to improve end-user experiences
  • Identify ways that Design Thinking can be used in your business
  • Gain access to additional resources and references on Design Thinking


Michael Testani: Director of Industrial Outreach and Continuing Education for The Watson College at Binghamton University

  • Adjunct Professor for Systems Engineering Design course
  • Business Transformation, Leadership and Learning Consultant for IBM Corporation
  • Certified LSS Master Black Belt, Lean Master, Agile and Design Thinking Champion
  • Author and guest lecturer for industry, organizations and universities


$300 Standard Rate (Industry)
$200 BU faculty/staff/Alumni
$50 Binghamton University Student


Register by September 24, 2018.
Confirmation and course information will be emailed to registrants. Include your email address on your registration form. If you have not received confirmation seven days before the start of the program or have a question about the registration process call the Office of Industrial Outreach at (607) 777-6241.



Credit Card/PayPal: A payment link for a secure transaction will be sent to you prior to the course start. We accept payment via PayPal as well as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Your purchase will appear on your credit card statement with the following notation: *PAYPAL RFBU WATSON. Payments must be made before the start of the program.
Check: Please make checks payable to: Research Foundation Award # 77136 and make sure to write "PDE1803 Design Thinking" in the subject line. Mail check with the printable registration form to:

Astrid Stromhaug
Binghamton University
Watson Industrial Outreach
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at:
Phone: (607) 777-6241


All cancellations must be received in writing by noon September 26, 2018 to receive a refund.

Cancellations of confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after September 27, 2018.

Substitutions may be made any time before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.

If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.