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Blockchain for Business

Businesses across every industry are quickly catching onto the disruptive power of blockchain technology. Despite its early ties to cryptocurrencies,…
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Data Visualization Using Excel and Tableau

Learn how to transform data into compelling graphics and dashboards using Excel and Tableau. During this course, you'll become fluent…
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Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Creative problem solving is the engine that drives every successful business, product, or idea. In this course, you'll learn the…
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Discovering Consumer Trends

Explore the art and science of user-centered business strategies in Discovering Consumer Trends. In this 8-week course, you will master…
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FOUNDATIONS OF SWIFT CODING AND iOS

Launch your coding career with Swift. Swift's speed and efficiency have attracted a large community of coders at all experience…
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Sound Design and Music for Immersive Media

Stay ahead of the curve in the fast-moving industry of immersive sound design. In this course, you will explore cutting-edge…
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Advanced Augmented and Virtual Reality

Take your career to new heights with cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality skills. Learn the how to create VR experiences…
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Augmented and Virtual Reality Certificate

Join the future of augmented and virtual reality. Learn the how to create VR experiences using Unity software, master the…
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Business Innovation Certificate

Reimagine your brand, learn how to creatively solve problems, and get more out of your data. This 3-course certificate will…
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Emerging Technologies for Business

From big data to blockchain, learn how to implement technological trends that are shaping the future of business with our…
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Entrepreneurship for the Gig Economy Certificate

Gain key skills in self-management, creative writing, and data visualization to get ahead in the gig economy with Columbia Online's…
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Innovative Retail Merchandising

The future of shopping and selling is changing—will your brand be ready? Enroll in Innovative Retail Merchandising to learn sustainable…
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Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

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Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry is an award-winning product designer, Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago and the author of Drawing for Product Designers. As Kevin transitioned in his career from the designing physical products to designing ephemeral learning experiences, he used the methods of design thinking to create and assess everything from early product definition to deeper empathy for the end-user, concept ideation, prototyping and final presentation or pitch.

In addition to researching and writing about the current state of design visualization, Kevin also designs learning experiences that are optimized for mobile devices. He is currently working on a series of interactive books designed for the iPad for the learning company The Fourth Teacher L.L.C., which he founded in 2017.

Course: Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

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Bryn McCoy

Bryn McCoy has been a leading creative force in digital product and media for over 20 years. She began developing software for leading Silicon Valley companies in 1999 and has since made her mark with global organizations as an innovator in design and technology.

Bryn has led interdisciplinary projects with industry pioneers including IDEO, Volvo, Motorola, Target, Threadless, Uptake, ShopRunner, IBM and The Oprah Winfrey Network. In 2012, she co-founded Citizen Made, an award-winning product design and ecommerce platform. Citizen Made was recognized as a finalist in the FastCo + Target retail accelerator, won the Chicago Digital Startup Initiative’s Startup of the Year and L’Oreal Women in Digital’s People’s Choice award.

Bryn has been recognized as a Distinguished Woman in Science and was featured as new business leader by Forbes in 2012. Most recently, she launched Lux Lab, a design collective focused on smart products for human betterment.

Course: Retail Innovation

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Gordon Meyer

Gordon Meyer is a Blockchain Marketing and Branding Consultant with 20+ years’ experience in the advertising and marketing industry. Gordon specializes in disruptive companies with an expertise in immersive technology. Gordon was previously the VP of Marketing for Lampix, the first hardware and software solution that turns any surface into a smart augmented reality surface, as well as the VP of Marketing for the PIX token, an ERC-20 crypto token for the exchange of machine learning training data.

Gordon has worked in virtual reality as Head of Marketing for YouVisit, an immersive technology and services company with clients across education, travel, brand marketing and digital agencies. Gordon has been featured on NPR’s All Tech Considered, as well as publications such as INC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Skift and Brandchannel among others. In 2018, Gordon was named one of the “30 people to watch in Augmented Reality” by Next Reality News who said, “Gordon Meyer gradually became one of the loudest and most high profile voices pushing AR forward, far away from Silicon Valley on the East Coast.”

Course: Blockchain for Business