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Introduction to Product Design and Innovation

Free online course on the basics of simple and effective product design, product innovation and product ideas.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course on product design and product innovation will teach you the basics of product design and will introduce you to the innovations for improved product experience for the end-users. You will learn about contextual inquiry principles and the different elements of user research. Begin this course now to learn about the fundamentals of the product design process and become a successful product designer.
Introduction to Product Design and Innovation
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
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Good product design makes a product relevant and is an important ingredient in gaining a competitive edge in the market. This online Product Design and Innovation course will teach you the basics of innovation and user research to achieve a successful product design. This course content discusses the fundamental aspects of user innovation and need identification requisite for effective product design and user experience.

The course begins with a discussion of the diffusion of innovation and the innovation-decision process. You will also learn about the steps in the design-inspired innovation process and creating breakthrough innovations. Furthermore, you will learn about lead user innovation, user innovation diffusion as well as about the Kano model and the major perspectives to products. Then, you will examine the approaches on product design and the functional strategies of products, along with 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.

This free online course will teach you about the basic skills that you need for a successful and innovative product design process. This course will be of great interest to manufacturers, entrepreneurs, employees, students, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about the concept of product design, design thinking and product management. Check out this course and start your learning path to become a successful product designer.

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