What if you could share powerful tools with your students to prepare them for the future of work? Tools used by the real pros, like design thinking and the widely-used cloud accounting software, QuickBooks. Intuit Education puts this power at your students’ fingertips for free.

Learn while doing

Get out of your seat and into the world. With our design-thinking approach, Design for Delight, students learn to solve real issues and tackle the complex problems life will throw at them.

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Bringing career-readiness tools to your school? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re an educator or administrator—you’ll find programs, training, and support to help you get the most from Intuit Education.

Design for Delight for your classroom

Give your students hands-on experience in creative problem solving with Design for Delight, Intuit’s innovation capability.

QuickBooks for your classroom

Put the power of QuickBooks, Intuit’s cloud accounting software, into your students’ hands so they can develop the skills that will prepare them for the workforce.

Design for Delight

What is Design for Delight?

It’s our unique approach to innovation—our not-so-secret sauce that we’re eager to share with you and your students. Design for Delight’s goal is to help businesses create awesome solutions that their customers, employees, and partners will, well, delight in. Because when we create solutions people love, we dramatically improve our businesses, our lives, ourselves.

More precisely, Design for Delight is a set of principles that describe how we innovate at Intuit. Each principle comprises a set of techniques geared toward improving the chances of success when exploring new ideas, honing our products, or upping our game as a company. Anyone can learn these principles, and anyone can use them to improve the world around them.

Three core principles

Deep Customer Empathy

This helps us create shared understanding, insights, and the motivation to improve the lives of our customers. We gain empathy by observing people where and when they are experiencing pains or problems.

Go Broad to Go Narrow

This helps us focus on what matters most. When we “go broad,” we use our creativity to explore a variety of potential solutions. We “go narrow” by focusing on bold solutions most likely to delight our customers.

Rapid Experiments with Customers

These put our solutions to the test. When we run experiments with real people, we quickly learn what works and what does not, saving valuable time and resources when making our next decision.

Intuit Education is bringing Design for Delight, Intuit’s innovation capability, to all students and educators for free.

  • How does design thinking work?
  • Why is it important for me?
  • Is this appropriate for my classroom?
Get deep insights into design thinking from Diego Rodriguez, Intuit’s chief product and design officer, including the value of “building to think,” how design thinking benefits the world, and why you should immerse yourself in the design-thinking process.
Design thinking has become a powerful business language used by many of the world’s most admired companies. It promotes complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and other skills highlighted in the World Economic Forum’s Future Jobs Report. It’s why Coursera lists design thinking as the most in-demand business skill for 2020.
Design for Delight can be used in any classroom from kindergarten through post-secondary. Teachers most interested in it generally teach subjects such as business, entrepreneurship, project-based learning, and computer science, as well as after-school programs.

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There’s no time like the present for students to develop the skills for their future. Using QuickBooks, Intuit’s cloud accounting software, students can simulate a business or start a real one, developing skills that will prepare them for the workforce.

Learn how to use QuickBooks

Prepare students to join the more than 7 million small businesses using QuickBooks, or to start their own business in the future by learning QuickBooks for free. From tracking income and expenses to creating reports, they’ll learn real-world business skills. And you can easily review your students’ files with QuickBooks Online Accountant.

How to bring QuickBooks into your classroom

Professional development

We offer webinars and in-person training to help you teach our personal finance offerings with confidence. We’ve trained thousands of teachers already.

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