At the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio, we teach students, alumni and faculty customer-centric methodologies for developing innovative, and practical solutions to ill-defined problems.

These methodologies, called “human-centered design”, give entrepreneurs, students, and faculty an agile approach to gaining critical customer insights and integrating them into their products, services, and businesses.

We encourage innovators to delve into the needs of  market segments, frame customer problems, rapidly generate prototypes, and build viable solutions. Through workshops, sprints, and projects, the Design Studio brings diverse members of Columbia’s community together to build innovative solutions.

Columbia has access to some of the brightest minds and best opportunities to start new ventures. At the Design Studio, we aim to help these innovators, whether they are students, professors, or affiliates, be more human in their approach.

Each design program is designed to facilitate a culture of creativity and fearless curiosity at Columbia.

Design Fellows

Interested in learning about and gaining experience in Design Thinking techniques, research, practice, and teaching? Exceptional students may apply to be a part of our Design Fellows Program. Learn more.


The Design Studio is located in Room 430 of Riverside Church (Map)