Design Thinking Online Advanced Certificate Program 8 classes

$1,249.00

Description
Design thinking is a human-centered approach for finding innovative real solutions to tough problems. Design Thinking combines the approaches of design, management and science to solving a wide range of tough problems. Focused on interacting with end users, understanding their needs, team collaboration, and prototyping, design thinking has been successfully applied in  fields  from design and architecture to management and medicine. It has been applied to develop innovative, products, services, experiences and systems and to solve complex social problems. Design Thinking has become a required skill for all working designers and managers. It has been adopted by thousands of companies of all sizes throughout the world. This course will introduce participants to the key skills and practices associated with design thinking and more than one hundred  tools that can be used to inform design as well as how and when to apply these techniques through hands-on experiences in a range of disciplines.

 

Duration

This program is 8 x 2.5 hour sessions with hands-on exercises done between sessions. 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. Feedback is given on the hands-on exercises in class.

  • 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.

Description

Design thinking is a human-centered approach for finding innovative real solutions to tough problems. Design Thinking combines the approaches of design, management and science to solving a wide range of tough problems. Focused on interacting with end users, understanding their needs, team collaboration, and prototyping, design thinking has been successfully applied in  fields  from design and architecture to management and medicine. It has been applied to develop innovative, products, services, experiences and systems and to solve complex social problems. Design Thinking has become a required skill for all working designers and managers. It has been adopted by thousands of companies of all sizes throughout the world. This course will introduce participants to the key skills and practices associated with design thinking and more than one hundred  tools that can be used to inform design as well as how and when to apply these techniques through hands-on experiences in a range of disciplines. The 600 page textbook that you will receive was written by your instructor and has been specified in some of the world’s leading  design schools, design consultancies, universities and organizations.Your instructor has authored six of the most widely used books on design thinking in the world and has designed products and services found in millions of homes and workplaces. For each phase of the design thinking process you’ll be introduced to a set of tools that you may apply on your own design problems and immersed in design thinking while in dialogue with your instructor and other students. Students will identify needs to address, research and synthesis information, brainstorm solutions, prototype and present their solutions using the professional design thinking framework.

“Look at problems first through the prism of users’ needs, research those needs with real people and then build prototype products quickly ” Lohr 2015.

Content

Week 1: Introduction to Design Thinking

  • Overview of Design Thinking
  • Mindsets of Design Thinking
  • What is Design Thinking
  • Why use Design Thinking
  • Who can use design Thinking
  • History of Design Thinking
  • Overview of the Process of Design Thinking
  • Review and instructor feedback

Week 2: Design Thinking Discovery Phase

  • Design Thinking discovery process
  • Design Research
  • Research plan
  • 20 to 25 discovery methods described
  • How to use these methods
  • When to use these methods
  • Why to use these methods
  • Guerrilla ethnography methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Homework assignment

Week 3: Design Thinking Synthesis Phase

  • Design Thinking synthesis process
  • 20 to 25 synthesis methods described
  • How to use these methods
  • When to use these methods
  • Why to use these methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Review of previous assignment
  • Homework assignment

Week 4: Design Thinking Ideation Phase

  • Design Thinking Ideation process
  • 20 to 25 ideation methods described
  • How to use these methods
  • When to use these methods
  • Why to use these methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Review of homework
  • Homework assignment

Week 5: Design Thinking Prototyping Phase

  • Prototyping Process
  • 20 to 25 prototyping methods described
  • How to use these methods
  • When to use these methods
  • Why to use these methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Review of previous assignment
  • Homework assignment

Week 6: Testing Methods and User feedback

  • Design Thinking Testing Phase
  • Testing Process
  • Testing methods described
  • How to use these methods
  • When to use these methods
  • Why to use these methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Review of homework
  • Homework assignment

Week 7: Service Design Thinking

  • Introduction with overview
  • Service Design Process
  • Service Design Methods
  • How these methods are applied
  • When to use them
  • Why use mapping methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Review of previous assignment
  • Homework assignment

Week 8: Service Blueprints and Experience Maps

  • Introduction with overview
  • How these methods are applied
  • When to use them
  • Why use mapping methods
  • Review and instructor feedback
  • Review of previous assignment
  • Homework assignment

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 Advanced Certificate course in Design Thinking consisting of 8 classes. Each class is 2.5 hours and includes an introduction, one short break, and lecture followed by a review with instructor feedback. Hands-on exercises are done each week between classes and feedback is given in the classes. This is equivalent to a 5 day full time face-to face workshop with 50% instruction time. All classes have a live instructor. Students must have a microphone attached to their computer and be communicating with the instructor in order to participate in classes.

Prerequisites
None.

What you will get
Each participant who completes the course will receive a certificate for the course upon completion and requirements upon request.

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

Registrants for the class will receive after registration a link to download the following digital texts

  • Design Thinking Glossary of Terms Digital Copy
  • Design Thinking Quick Reference Guide Digital Copy
  • Design Thinking Pocket Guide Digital Copy

Texts supplied by mail included with registration fee

In addition to the above digital texts registrants will receive via mail the following print texts after registration.Please note texts are non-refundable.

  • Design Thinking process and Methods Manual 3rd Edition 700 pages Print Copy
  • Comprehensive step-by-step Guide to Experience Maps Journey Maps Blueprints Empathy Maps 400 pages Print Copy
  • 50 Brainstorming Methods Print Copy
  • Interview and Observation Methods Print Copy
  • Service Design Process & Methods 2nd Edition Print Copy

By the end of the course

Students will develop an awareness of Design Thinking methods and process for dealing with contemporary design problems.

Where is the class 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.

Rob’s past positions include Senior Producer at frog responsible for proposal writing, client liaison, and business project management, North American Design Manager at Haworth, the second largest furniture manufacturer in the World and Chair of Product Design at the College for Creative studies in Detroit, then the largest Product Design teaching department in North America.

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, and schools in China and Portugal.

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.

 

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