Design Thinking & Creativity Summer Course & Internship.

Design Thinking & Creativity Summer Course & Internship.

Take a live course with an industry expert and gain global internship experience.

Session 1: Not available
Session 2: July 11 - August 19
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Tarak Mistry, iX Alum

Junior Experience Design Associate at Publicis Sapient

"Traditional education through universities can only teach you so much. Having industry experts aid the development of your industry relevant skills will help you differentiate yourself during recruitment. The life experiences the design TA's, Head Teacher and internship companies share, provide so much value to your own personal development."

First, build an in-depth, practical skill set.

iX programs prepare you for your future career with valuable skills and practical experience in just a few weeks of immersive learning.
Creativity and Design

Use creativity and design to solve complex problems across industries. 

Design Thinking Process

Implement all the steps of the Design Thinking Process: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test Interactive, Collaborative.

Creative Problem Solving

Understand creative problem-solving, by mastering the design-thinking process used across industries. 

Empathy Tool Design

Use empathy as a tool to design human-centric solutions. Learn through solving a real client problem with their team.

Imagination and Impact

Explore future challenges through a human-centred lens. Manage ideation sessions to maximize imagination and impact.

Learning Experiments

Implement learning experiments that derisk new ideas. Transfer in-demand skills and thinking to new contexts.

Apply your skills in the real world.

Boost your resume with an Internship.

The internship.

After your course, you'll be matched with one of our dozens of international internship partners along with a team of fellow students. You'll work together remotely to solve one of the company's challenges and present your solution to a team of stakeholders.
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Real world application.

This approach to learning is centred on the investigation of complex, real-world problems, and their applying solutions with the direct use of theory learned in class.

Industry and company needs change fast meaning that the class projects vary over time, and from course to course. Specific class projects can’t be guaranteed, so during the first week of the program, you will be briefed on the project identified for the course and what the outcomes are.

Expert teachers who care about you as an individual.

We limit class sizes so that teachers are able to give undivided support and feedback to each student. You’ll be given valuable perspective and expert input the entire time.
Dr Rael Futerman

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer at CARTEDO

"Driving a human-centered design approach to challenge-based learning that results in real impact. I work with a multi-disciplinary team to integrate technology, learning design and strategic thinking into future-readiness programmes and platforms aimed at equipping people with the skills needed to navigate an increasingly volatile and ambiguous world." 

What you get at iX.

  • 6 weeks of learning technical career skills.
  • An Internship with valuable practical experience to showcase on your resume.
  • New friends & global connections.
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Access to the iX Alumni Network Platform.

It’s all about relevance, engagement, and community.

Relevant & practical

Your class projects will be connected to industry, in a format that you can show future employers.

You'll have class daily, along with in-depth readings and assignments that will challenge you to learn quickly.

Small class sizes

We cap classes at 30 students, which means you'll get to know your classmates and teachers individually.

We teach engaging, live seminar-style classes—not massive, streamed lectures. Expect lots of discussion and group work.

Frequent feedback

Your head teacher and TAs will review your work and give you actionable feedback to improve.

They'll also provide guidance and support for your project, helping you achieve more than you could in ordinary working environments.

Download a Program Brochure.

Fill in your details and we'll send you a downloadable brochure with more in-depth information about the program.

Program and application info.

Program dates

Session 1: May 30 – July 8

Session 2: July 11 - August 19

Application deadlines

Final Session 2 Deadline: June 30

Time commitment

  • Weeks 1 - 2: Live online classes, Mon-Fri, 12pm - 2pm EST.

  • Weeks 3 - 6: Live online classes, Tues and Thurs, 12pm - 2pm EST.
    Internship work, Mon, Wed and Fri.

  • 2 - 4 hours of homework per class.

  • Past students have found that the program is manageable as a full time program, or to complement another summer program. You ultimately get out what you put in.

Application process

It takes about 12 - 15 minutes to complete the application. Once it's submitted, we may contact you for an interview. You'll receive a decision in 2 - 5 weeks.

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Ready to increase your future career prospects?

Submit a no-obligation application and we'll be in touch soon about your fit for the program.

Still unsure?

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