Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes

Free Course
Learn about idea generation techniques, creating concepts and storyboards, and about prototyping your design.
Start Course Now
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher





View course modules


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'.

Start Course Now

Learning Outcomes

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.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


Course Reviews

New course

This Course has been revised!

For a more enjoyable learning experience, we recommend that you study the mobile-friendly republished version of this course.

Take me to revised course.

- or -

Continue studying this course

You have received a new notification

Click here to view them all