Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes
Learn about idea generation techniques, creating concepts and storyboards, and about prototyping your design.
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The course Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes will teach you about innovating products from ideas and idea generation techniques. You will also learn about creating concepts and storyboards, and about prototyping your design.
The course begins by introducing you to methods used by designers for generating ideas. You will learn about the top 5 idea generating techniques such as brainstorming and how they work. You will learn about bundling your ideas together and creating a concept.
Next, you will be introduced to the storytelling approach to design. You will learn about creating storyboards to visualize your concept and how storyboards can help you with the design process. Finally, you will learn about prototyping, what it is and how it helps your design development. You will learn about paper prototyping and how helpful it is as part of the design process.
This course will be of great interest to professionals working in the areas of product and service design and who would like to learn more about generating ideas, stories and prototypes as part of the design process.
Prerequisites: The learner will need to have completed the previous course in 'Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centred Design' and 'Design Thinking - Design Research and Analysis'.
Module 1: Generating Ideas
Module 2: Stories and Prototypes
Module 3: Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe methods for innovation and generating ideas; - Discuss idea generation techniques and questions to ask; - Describe the process of bundling your ideas to create a concept; - Explain how scenarios and storyboards help articulate and visualise your design; - and describe how prototyping is a powerful tool for designing.
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