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Gain design knowledge to improve patient experience

Professional Certificate in
Product Design & Health

What you will learn

  • Key design methods taught at TU Delft.
  • The design process – from understanding the user in context to delivering a great design.
  • How to develop a patient journey.
  • How and when to use the method of patient journey mapping in design activities.
  • How to identify design opportunities starting from the patient journey.

Healthcare systems strive to offer better treatment and improve its service level for a growing number of patients. Designers can contribute to this goal by offering their unique human-centered thinking and creative solutions. In this program, you will learn key design methods and learn to apply them to healthcare through mastering a unique method of patient journey mapping.

There are several design methods that focus on the patient journey (built upon concepts derived from “customer journey”). By looking into the patient journey in great detail, designers can generate useful solutions for very specific problems. At the same time, other professionals in healthcare can learn how design can help with facilitating better care.

A program subscription gives you full verified access to all courses and materials within the program you’ve enrolled in, for as long as your subscription is active. Monthly subscription pricing can help you manage your enrollment costs — instead of paying more up front, you pay a smaller amount per month for only as long as you need access. You can cancel your subscription at any time for no additional fee.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
4 - 6 hours per week
After 7-day free trial

Courses in this program

  1. DelftX's Product Design & Health Professional Certificate

  2. 6–8 hours per week, for 7 weeks

    Learn to design meaningful products and services in this introductory design course.

  3. 3–4 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn about the Patient Journey Mapping method for innovative product and service design in healthcare.

    • Healthcare providers continuously seek ways to improve patient satisfaction, and can benefit from new approaches. (McKinsey in Healthcare, August 2015)
    • Job opportunities include: experience designer, innovation manager in healthcare, product manager in healthcare or consultant.
    • Estimated annual salary of senior industrial designers amounts to $90,709 per year. (

Meet your instructors
from Delft University of Technology (DelftX)

Richard H.M. Goossens
Full Professor of Physical Ergonomics
Delft University of Technology
Annemiek van Boeijen
Assistant Professor in Industrial Design and Design Aesthetics
Delft University of Technology
Jaap J.J. Daalhuizen
Co-editor of the Delft Design Guide

Experts from DelftX committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Understanding people is one of the hardest and most rewarding challenges of an innovation team. It is easy to make assumptions about how others experience the world, which leads to poorly thought-out products and services. Customer and patient journey mappings of all the different stakeholders, including patients, medical staff, etc., play a crucial role in this and are an important part of the design toolbox. These visual maps capture activities and emotions of people in a particular context over time. This program can help learners see and understand their customers in new ways, and spot the insights that lead to people-centered solutions.

Dr. ir Paul Gardien , Head of Design Strategy & Design Innovation, Vice President Philips Design

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