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Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes - Revised

Learn about idea generation techniques, concept and storyboard creation, and prototype designing, with this free course.

Engineering
Free Course
This free Design Thinking - Generating Ideas, Stories and Prototypes course will teach you how professional products are generated from ideas, and how ideas themselves can be productively generated. You will learn how to create storyboards, derive new concepts, and prototype your designs professionally. These are essential skills for any professional with creative responsibilities, and you can gain them here, today, for free.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Certification

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.

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