Design Thinking & Project Management

8 weeks in Florianópolis, Brazil to immerse yourself in the technologies that are changing how we think about designing products and businesses as we know them.

Course Level: Beginner   |   Prerequisites: None   |   ALL OF OUR COURSES ARE ON-CAMPUS

Learn More Sign Up Now


Discover the Possibilities

Discover the Possibilities

Explore the business opportunities of emerging technologies and methodologies by collaborating in an immersive environment with the forward minds behind the innovations of the future.

Apply New Skills

Apply New Skills

Learn how to rapidly test business hypothesis, productize technological innovations, and prototype product and services to achieve successful outcomes.

Create Alliances

Create Alliances

Connect with new collaborators with diverse backgrounds from all over the world and forge alliances that will last a lifetime.


New technologies, expectations, and beliefs have changed the relationships with customers.

In this context Design Thinking and effective Project Management have become highly relevant and in-demand skills for service and product design, prototyping, management, and more.

At Exosphere’s Design Thinking & Project Management course you will acquire new creative methods and knowledge to make sense of the noise and excessive information in business to achieve a clear focus for ideation and project creation.

“Design is more important than technology in most consumer applications.”

Dave McClure, angel investor andfounder of 500 startups


Design Thinking

Hands-on Design Thinking methodologies

Building real innovation is more than just bringing new ideas or being creative. Purpose driven innovation takes into consideration the people (desirability), business (viability), and technology (feasibility).

Tools for Design

Human Centered Process

Learn about the real power of observation, discover what people want and inverse your process development. Start with the people you're designing for in mind and end with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs. Stop making people want things and make things they want.

Design Principles

Principles of the Design Thinking mindset

Prepare your mind to look at the world with a different view and find opportunities where others see problems, generate more and better ideas without fear of rejection of ridicule, and jump to action by rapid prototyping and testing for iteration.

Human Centered

Activities and Tool for Design

Master the stages of Design Thinking (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test) and apply the tools to tackle complex problems. Starting with understanding human needs, redefining problems from a new perspective, scrumble ideas, rapid prototyping and test. Iterate until successful!

Communicate your Ideas

How to Communicate Your Ideas

Being able to communicate effectively with your colleagues and other audiences like investors, customers and media is essential to your success. At Exosphere you will develop and develop the full stack of communication & presentation abilities under the guidance of experienced professionals


$2950 USD

19 JUN - AUG 11

  • Including

  • All sessions
  • Workshops
  • Course Materials
  • Other Supplies
  • Payment Options*

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • Bitcoin
  • Sympla**

* Instalment plans available

** Brazilian residents


Cidade Universitaria Pedra Branca Santa Catarina



The Exosphere Academy (EA) programs attract people from all different stages in life. There have been 16 year olds who wanted to learn new skills during their summers, both current college students and those who skipped the traditional university experience, people in their 30s who were looking for a fresh start in a different field, and even some over 50 who realized it’s never too late to learn new skills and start making a change.
The first program was in September 2013, called the Exosphere bootcamp. Since then, Exosphere Academy has conducted 9 on-campus programs and over 25 Exobase workshops in cities all over the world. Total number of participants is just over 1,200. Learn more in our About page.
Yes! All of our courses have been developed so that any person, no matter their past experience, background, or skills can join. We work with personal education plans for each student which allow you to get the most out of the course under any circumstance.

EA is most interested in curious and motivated individuals who are willing to put in the hard work that it takes to learn new skills and build solutions to real problems. People who wake up and commit to solving the problems of that day, no matter the size or shape.
No. This program is on-campus and by being so, fosters cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration among different fields. We have found that actually living and working together yields greater benefits and provides more opportunities to develop transdisciplinary projects, build longer-lasting relationships, and reliable networks.
That depends on your plans for after the program and the options available to you in your current situation. This is an immersive program that will require around 30 hours of your time just for the in-person content. This number does not include time spent working on projects, collaborating with other students, social activities, and study/research time.

If you have doubts about your time commitment, mention this in your application and we will talk to you about how we can tailor the program to suit your availability and needs.


Fill in the form with your basic information and a member of our staff will get in touch with you to personally guide you through the process.