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 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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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

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

What is Design for Delight?

It’s our unique approach to problem-solving and innovation—our not-so-secret sauce that we’re eager to share with you and your students. More precisely, Design for Delight is a set of principles that gives students hands-on experience in creative problem solving. It gives students the tools to identify big unsolved problems, gain customer empathy, run quick experiments with actual customers, test assumptions, pivot if needed, and much more.

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

  • Why is it important for me?
  • Is this appropriate for my classroom?
  • How does design thinking work?
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.
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.

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Design for Delight Toolkit

Use the Design for Delight Toolkit to jumpstart innovation with your students. The Toolkit is a set of free downloadable files that are designed to help educators teach students the basics of design thinking in an interactive, problem-based format. Best suited for eighth grade and up, the Toolkit lets you choose materials for a customizable intro to design thinking, for longer-term projects, or both.

Core Instructional Materials

The main Toolkit materials are designed to be used together to guide students through a coherent learning experience, with students working both individually and in pairs. These materials can be completed in a single 1.5 hour session, or can be broken up into shorter lessons and activities to supplement 1-2 weeks of instruction.

Supplemental Instructional Materials

Once you’ve integrated the core materials, use the supplemental materials to enhance the learning experience and truly integrate Design for Delight into your class using Brainstorming Cards, Posters, Method Cards.

Get your students certified

Support your students' futures by solidifying their design thinking and innovation skills through the Intuit Design for Delight Innovator certification.

Intuit Design for Delight Innovator

The certification is a way for individuals to validate their knowledge of design thinking principles and the tools needed to identify problems, gain customer empathy, brainstorm solutions, run experiments, test assumptions, pivot, and much more. This mindset promotes creativity, critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration, and other 21st century skills that are much needed in today’s workforce.
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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (ESB)

Students who earn the Intuit Design for Delight Innovator certification and Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification will receive the Master Certification in Entrepreneurship. Individuals who receive this certificate will have exhibited an understanding of concepts related to entrepreneurship, small business, and business design.
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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

Want to get trained in Design for Delight or QuickBooks? How about becoming an Innovation Catalyst? Sign up for our hands on, in-person trainings or one of the webinars we host.

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