Design Thinking - Design Research and Analysis - Revised

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Learn about research and analysis as part of the design process.
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    2-3 Hours
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This course will introduce you to research and analysis for design and you will explore the main differences between design research and market research. The course begins by introducing you to the questions which should be considered when designing and inquiring about the user's mental model. Next, you will learn how to evaluate information obtained in your research, and about a customer journey map and seeing themes from user stories.

The course will then teach you about personas, what they are and why they are necessary, and you will also learn about scenarios as part of design research. You will review insight statements and why the 'How might we' questions can help re-frame them. Finally, the course teaches you about design strategy statements and how they are used.

This course will be of great interest to all design professionals who are interested in learning more about the use of design research and analysis as part of design thinking.

Prerequisites: Before starting this course, you should complete the course 'Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centered Design'.

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Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss user research for designing your product/service
  • Explain the difference between market research and design research
  • Describe how to frame questions for interviewing users
  • Explain how to create a persona to help represent your users
  • Describe the use of insight statements and a design strategy statement

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Course Reviews

Bothwell X.
2 years ago
Bothwell X.

Very informative free resource

Vishnu S.
2 years ago
Vishnu S.

Fantastic questions which I am very glad to learn... thank you very much

Vinod C.
2 years ago
Vinod C.

Perfect for a beginner.

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