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Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centered Design - Revised

Learn how the concepts of Design Thinking can provide an effective solution-based approach to difficult problems.

Engineering
Free Course
This free online Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centered Design course will teach you design methodologies that provide a solution-based approach to difficult problems. You will learn how to solve problems creatively using tools and techniques of innovation. You will also learn that design is more than the aesthetics and artifacts associated with products but a strategic function that focuses on what people want, need, and dream of.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first introduce you to design thinking and people-centered design. You will learn effective design thinking strategies and the 7 mindsets for designers. The course will teach you how to make true innovation happen by putting people at the centre of your development process. You will learn that design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that you can employ to achieve results. The course will also discuss the four main paths for people-centered design.

Next, you will learn about solving design problems. The course will teach you that when examining your problem, you need to ask yourself what the real problem is. You will learn to look at the different angles of the problem, break the problem down, and rephrase the problem. You will then study how to explore the design challenge and put a frame around the reconsidered problem to arrive at the 'right' problem to solve.

Creating a design using a human-centered approach to innovation will not only help you answer people's needs but also paves the way for the success of a business. This Introduction to Design Thinking and People-Centered Design course will help you develop the mindset of effective designers and how to properly reflect on a problem when designing. These are impressive and practical professional skills, so start the course today and gain some truly useful knowledge.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Discuss design thinking for creative problem solving
  • Describe mindsets for designers - Explain people centered design
  • Describe how to reflect on a problem when designing
  • Explain how to explore a problem and analyse it

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 an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate 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 Certificates 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
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