Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes - Revised
Learn about idea generation techniques, concept and storyboard creation, and prototype designing, with this free course.
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Professional designers use a few important methods to generate ideas and turn these ideas into products. This course will guide you through each of these methods. You will learn idea generation techniques such as brainstorming, thinking in reverse, change of environments, and metaphorical thinking. You will also learn about rationalizing, integrating, and prototyping when turning ideas into products. The course will also discuss the process of bundling your ideas in order to create a concept.
Storyboards are a quick, low-resolution prototype that helps designers visualize their concept from start to finish. Scenarios and storyboards are storytelling approaches to design. This course will teach you how scenarios and storyboards can help articulate and visualize your design and promote a shared understanding among everyone on the team before you start building a product. You will also learn how prototyping can help speed up the innovation process and deliver higher quality outputs.
Storyboards and prototypes are essential for the design process and a powerful means of presenting information visually. By gaining these skills, you'll give your résumé a real boost. Prior to taking this course, you should also have a look at the 'Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centred Design' course, so that you are up to speed on basic design thinking. But if you are ready to take this course now, then dive right in and start boosting your professional skills in just a few short hours.
Generating Ideas - Learning Outcomes
Top Five Ideas
Bundle Ideas and Create a Concept
Generating Ideas - Lesson Summary
Stories and Prototypes
Stories and Prototypes - Learning Outcomes
Scenarios and Storyboards
Stories and Prototypes - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- 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 visualize your design
- Describe how prototyping is a powerful tool for designing
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