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Diploma in Design Thinking Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In this free online course Diploma in Design Thinking you will be introduced to design thinking and activities that designers apply during the process of designing. Design thinking is a methodology that's not exclusive for designers as it can help people understand and develop creative ways to solve a specific issue, generally business oriented.

    The course begins by introducing you to design thinking for people centred design. You will learn about the seven mindsets for designers, how there is more than aesthetics to design, and the perceived value that people place on what they see.

    Next, you will learn how to examine and reflect on design problems. You will learn about the questions you should ask and how to examine a problem by looking at it from different angles.

    The course then introduces you to research for design. You will learn about the main difference between market research and design research. You will learn about questions you should consider when designing and how to frame these questions for interviewing. You will also learn about a user's mental model and what it is.

    Next, you will be introduced to the storytelling approach to design. You will learn about creating storyboards to visualize your concept and how storyboards can help you with the design process. Finally, you will learn about prototyping, what it is and how it helps your design development. You will learn about paper prototyping and how helpful it is as part of the design process.

    The course then introduces you to usability testing, how it should be carried out and who should be your usability testers. You will learn about debriefing and recording the results of your usability tests. You will also learn about what design freedom is and who should evaluate your design.

    Finally, you will learn about prototype fidelity and how it changes as the design progresses. You will learn about pitching your design and what a design rational is.

    This free Alison Course will be of great interest to professionals working in the areas of product and service design and who would like to learn more about the techniques and methodologies that designers use during the design process.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Discuss design thinking for creative problem solving.
    - Describe mindsets for designers.
    - Explain people centred design.
    - Describe how to reflect on a problem when designing.
    - Explain how to explore a problem and analyse it.
    - Discuss user research for designing your product/service.
    - Explain the difference between market research and design research.
    - Describe how to frame questions for interviewing users.
    - Explain how to create a persona to help represent your users.
    - Describe the use of insight statements and a design strategy statement.
    - Describe methods for innovation and generating ideas.
    - 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 visualise your design.
    - Describe how prototyping is a powerful tool for designing.
    - Describe the importance of usability testing.
    - Explain why you should have users evaluate your design.
    - Expalin design freedom and prototype fidelity.
    - Discuss why you should record your results from usability testing.
    - Explain the purpose of pitching your design.
    - Describe what a design rationale is.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 11 )
  • Diploma in Design Thinking
  • Module 1: People Centred Design
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Design Thinking
    • The Need to be people Centred
    • People Centered Design Methodology
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Problem Discovery
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Examine and Reflect on the Problem
    • Reconsider the Right Problem to Solve
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Design Research
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Research with Users and Their Contexts - Part I
    • Research with Users and Their Contexts - Part II
    • Question Framing and Conducting Research
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Design Analysis
    • Learning Outcomes
    • User Stories and Themes
    • Personas
    • Insight Statements, Design Strategy Statement
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Diploma in Design Thinking - First Assessment
    • Diploma in Design Thinking - First Assessment
  • Module 6: Generating Ideas
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Generating Ideas
    • Top Five Ideas
    • Bundle Ideas and Create a Concept
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 7: Stories and Prototypes
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Scenarios and Storyboards
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 8: Introduction to Usability Testing
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Importance of Testing with People
    • Testing your Design with People
    • Conducting the Usability Test
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 9: Refining and Pitching
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Record Results, Enhance, Retest and Refine Design
    • Create a Pitch for your Design
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 10: Diploma in Design Thinking - Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Design Thinking - Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 11: Diploma in Design Thinking - Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Design Thinking - Final Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: People Centred Design
In this module you will be introduced to design thinking for people centred design. You will learn about how to think for designing. You will learn about the 7 mindsets for designers. You will learn about been people centred with your designs. You will learn about how there is more than aesthetics to design. You will learn about perceived value that people place on what they see. You will learn about the paths for people centred design.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 2: Problem Discovery
In this module you will be introduced to examining and reflecting on design problems. You will learn about questions you should ask about your problem. You will learn about framing your problem from a design point of view.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 3: Design Research
In this module you will be introduced to research for design. You will learn about questions you should consider when designing. You will learn about framing questions for interviewing. You will learn about a user’s mental model and what it is.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 4: Design Analysis
In this module you will learn about seeing themes from user stories and about a customer journey map. You will learn about what a persona is, what it represents and why to create one. You will learn about scenarios and how they complement personas. You will learn about insight statements and what a design strategy statement is.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: Diploma in Design Thinking - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 6: Generating Ideas
In this module you will learn about methods for innovating products from ideas. You will also learn about bundling your ideas together and creating a concept.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 7: Stories and Prototypes
In this module you will be introduced to the storytelling approach to design. You will learn about creating storyboards to visualize your concept and how storyboards can help you with your design process. You will learn about prototyping what it is and how it helps your design development.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 8: Introduction to Usability Testing
In this module you will be introduced to usability testing and why you should have users evaluate your design. You will learn about what design freedom is and who should evaluate your design.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 9: Refining and Pitching
In this module you will learn about refining and pitching your design. You will learn about prototype fidelity and how it changes as the design progresses. You will learn about pitching your design and what a design rational is.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 10: Diploma in Design Thinking - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 11: Diploma in Design Thinking - Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours

  • Publisher

    NPTEL

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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