Increase your problem-solving skills and develop your design thinking mindset using the principles of human-centred design.
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Find solutions to a range of problems using design thinking
How are the products we use every day created and designed? Human-centered design is being used by companies, startups, and governments all over the world to solve the problems by understanding the needs of people who face them.
On this two-week course, you’ll gain a practical insight into why this method of thinking is effective, how to use it, and which jobs benefit from the process.
You’ll take part in activities and become familiar with how to collect the right information and data to prove a solution can work in the real world.
Discover the importance of human-centred design
Human-centred design is a creative approach that focuses on understanding the needs of the people who have a problem, in order to design appropriate solutions.
This course will show you how putting people first in design delivers results, as well as how to develop your own design thinking mindset.
You’ll build skills in empathy, brainstorming, and making prototypes, and see how something as simple as asking the right questions can make your product stand out.
As well as identifying the kinds of problems that can be solved with human-centred design, you’ll experiment with the process through a series of simple activities to understand what is needed to make a successful design project.
Gain insights from industry experts
Learning from experts in the field, you’ll discover how to design great products for and with real people. You’ll also understand how to apply design thinking to real-world problems to see the process in action.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to summarise the activities needed to run a successful human-centred design project whilst developing your design thinking mindset.
- Gain a practical insight into human-centred design (an iterative design process in which designers focus on the users and their needs in each phase of the design process)
- Explore the use of design thinking methods
- Hear from others about how they use human-centred design
- Experiment with design thinking through a series of simple activities
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in building on their skills and developing a design thinking mindset to tackle problems in the workplace.
You could be a graduate or working but looking to improve your career prospects with sought-after skills.