Q. Why is design thinking getting a lot of buzz these days?
A. Design thinking helps organizations to innovate, and therefore stay competitive, by offering products, services, and experiences that solve real user problems.
Q. Who should be thinking about design thinking? Is it only for those preparing for very specialized careers in fields that design specific products or services?
A. From education to health care, in the performing arts, engineering, social services and human relations, from manufacturing to retail -- and everything in-between, design thinking is being used across cultural, academic, and business sectors. As a collaborative and creative problem-solving method that delivers rapid results, the design thinking approach resonates widely with those seeking to drive corporate, technical, and social innovation.
Students will understand how to use the three phases of the design thinking process (inspiration, ideation, and implementation) to produce innovation as a design team of one, or as part of a larger group.
The course combines introduction to foundational concepts, relevant methods and tools with hands-on design thinking activities, and also provides templates useful for participants’ future projects.
- Students will gain an understanding of the foundational concepts of design thinking.
- Students will grasp a variety of methods and tools for approaching problems in creative way.
- Students will be able to practice design thinking techniques to solve real-life problems
- The course is delivered online in modules, complemented by live broadcasts. Each module includes a bundle of required readings, the lecture recordings, and a short quiz.
- Learners are encouraged to communicate with their peers and the instructor on the course forum.
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