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Diploma in Product Design and Innovation

Learn about product design and innovation strategies for improved user-product experience from this free online course

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Diploma in Product Design and Innovation is a free online course that teaches you the essentials of product design and innovation to ensure improved product experience for the end-user. Learn about lead user innovation, approaches to product design, and how to conduct a user study. Study contextual inquiry principles, ergonomic principles, product prototyping, and user-product interaction. Begin this course and improve your product design skills.
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    10-15 Hours
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Designing a new product involves analytical processes and a problem-solving approach to enhance the quality of life of the end-user and his or her interaction with the environment. Diploma in Product Design and Innovation is a free online course that will guide you through the key processes to ensure a successful product design. This course demonstrates the recommended guidelines in product design to ensure optimal usage and satisfaction. 

The course begins with an introduction to the innovation-decision process and the steps in the design-inspired innovation process. You will also learn about lead user innovation and approaches to product design. Furthermore, you will study the functional strategies of products and product packaging considerations. You will then discuss the problems of gathering user data for user study as well as the principles of contextual inquiry and need identification. Next, you will learn about the principles of ergonomics and the effects of human factors in product design. Finally, you will analyze the methods of concept generation, product prototyping, and evaluating user-product interaction.

This free online course will teach you the basics of breakthrough innovations as well as the technicalities of product design to suit various human factors. This course will be of great interest to manufacturers, entrepreneurs, employees, students, and anyone with an interest in understanding the essentials of product design and great user-product experience. So, check out this course today and improve your understanding of successful product design and innovation requirements.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the types and levels of innovation
  • Indicate the major approaches to product design
  • Identify the major factors and types of a user study
  • Recognize the principles of contextual inquiry
  • Explain the techniques of need identification
  • Outline various human factors to be considered in product design and innovation
  • Explain the major principles of physical ergonomics in product design
  • Explain the methods of concept generation
  • Recognize the tools required in product prototyping
  • Categorize the methods of evaluating the user-product interaction


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

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

All Diplomas are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Diplomas, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Diploma, 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 Diploma pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


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