Design Research Online Advanced Certificate Program 8 classes

$1,249.00

Program Description
Design Research is one of the fastest growing areas of design as organizations are trying to target design solutions more accurately and successfully to create business value and strategic impact through informed design. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Design Research covering essential methods used in the field. Each method has a description of how to use the method, why to use the method and when to use the method. The advanced certificate has 8 classes. This class includes 6 substantial textbooks listed below which are sent by mail after registration. The Advanced Certificate Program certificate has 8 classes.This program includes 4 textbooks. The introduction class includes one textbook.  A series of exercises will be undertaken each week. The output of the class will include six portfolio projects to demonstrate students learning and expertise. There is audio interaction between students and teachers during each class.

 Duration

This program has 8 x 2.5 hour sessions with hands-on exercises done between sessions and feedback in class. Total of 20 hours of instruction time. This is equivalent to a 5-day face-to-face workshop with 50% instruction time and 50% exercises.

All classes have an expert live instructor.

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  • The times for course start dates below are our US Standard Pacific Time [California Time].If you are not in this time zone the class will start at your local time zone corresponding time. We offer several times below for different schedules and time zones. Use the "Time Conversion" link in the top menu to convert our time to your local time. The times below are the start time of the first class in each program series. The remaining classes will be held at the same time and day each week.

Prices listed are for a single attendee. 10% discount for 10 or more attendees. 20% discount for 20 or more attendees.

Additional information

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Wed 3:20pm Sept 7, Saturday 3:15pm Aug 13

Description

Design Research is one of the fastest growing areas of design as organizations are trying to target design solutions more accurately and successfully to create business value and strategic impact through informed design. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Design Research covering essential methods used in the field. Each method has a description of how to use the method, why to use the method and when to use the method. The advanced certificate has 8 classes. This class includes 6 substantial textbooks listed below which are sent by mail after registration.The certificate has 5 classes.This class includes 4 textbooks. The introduction class includes one textbook.  A series of exercises will be undertaken each week. The output of the class will include six portfolio projects to demonstrate students learning and expertise. There is audio interaction between students and teachers during each class.

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Content

Week 1: Introduction to Design Research

Introduction to Design Research
Introduction with overview
What is Design Research?
History of Design Research
Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Primary and Secondary Research

Ethnographic research
Contextual inquiry
Research frameworks
Research concepts
Week 2: Core Ethnographic Methods
Introduction with overview
Core methods described including
Interviews
Observation
Focus Groups
Class review and introduction to project 1

Week 3: Planning and Discovery
Introduction
Research and testing plans
Managing research
Selecting a team
Timelines and budgets
Project spaces
Segmentation

Personas
Project 1 review

Class review and introduction to project 2

Week 4: Discovery Methods
Introduction with overview
30 Core Methods described including:

Project 2 review
Class review and introduction to project 3
Week 5: Research Synthesis
Introduction with overview
Synthesis methods and process
Data visualization methods
Insights
Clustering
Themes
Project 2 review
Class review and introduction to project 4
Week 6: Ideation Research
Introduction with overview
Inspiration research
Project 3 review
Class review and introduction to project 5

Week 7: Prototyping
Introduction with overview
Prototyping methods and process
High and low fidelity prototypes
2D prototypes
3D prototypes
4D prototypes
Project 4 review
Class review and introduction to project 6
Week 8: Usability Testing
Introduction with overview
Testing process and methods
Project 5 review
Class review and introduction to project 7

Information

Who should attend?
Designers, consultants. engineers, marketing professionals, project managers, team leaders. managers, executives, and students. Please note we do not provide courses for those preparing online course materials.
Duration
This program has 8 x 2.5 hour sessions with hands-on exercises done between sessions and feedback in class. Total of 20 hours of instruction time. This is equivalent to a 5-day face-to-face workshop with 50% instruction time and 50% exercises.

All classes have an expert  live instructor.

Prerequisites
None.

What you will get
You will receive a certificate for the course after completion upon request. Full payment must be made to receive the certificate.

You will create tangible content for your portfolio to demonstrate your new broadened skills through weekly exercises. This can assist you in your existing position, in finding new work or in gaining entry to graduate or post graduate further study.

Advanced Certificate: Program 8 classes
Each participant will receive via mail upon payment for the class copies of the 5 books.

Design Research Methods 150 ways to inform design
Design Thinking process and methods manual 2nd edition
Interviews Observation and Focus Groups
50 Brainstorming Methods For team and individual ideation
Service Design Process and methods 2nd edition

By the end of the course
Students will develop an awareness of core Design Research methods and terminology aimed to inform the design process for dealing with contemporary design problems.

Where are the classes held?
Classes are online.

About the Instructor

Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a Design Researcher, Design Director, Design Educator and Designer in London, Sydney, Vevey, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, China, and Detroit. Curedale has designed furniture, medical, technology and consumer products in global markets including Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.Clients include:  HP, Philips, GEC, Nokia, Sun, Apple, Canon, Motorola, Nissan, Audi VW, Disney, RTKL, Government of the United Arab Emirates, British and Australian military, Steelcase, Hon, Castelli, Hamilton Medical, Zyliss, Belkin, Gensler, Haworth, Honeywell, NEC, Hoover, Packard Bell, Dell, Black & Decker, Coleman and Harmon Kardon.

Rob has lectured and taught widely internationally, including at Yale, Pepperdine MBA Innovation Program, Loyola Business Management Program, Art Center Pasadena, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe; a faculty member at SCA and UTS Sydney; as Chair of Product Design and Chair of Furniture Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Art Institute California, Hollywood Campus, Cal State San Jose, Escola De Artes e Design in Oporto Portugal, Instituto De Artes Visuals, Design e Marketing, Lisbon, Southern Yangtze University, Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and Nanjing Arts Institute in China.

 Rob is the author of two books on Service Design and one dozen books related to design methods and design thinking.
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