Why the Design Thinking Short Course?
Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centred approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with design. It is focused on finding unique solutions everyday challenges.
Designed and created for creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs and people interested in a practical education, with real-world applicability in the Design Thinking field.
Our Design Thinking course program will present definitions and concepts related to creativity and design. It will allow participants to explore what creativity in design is and it will also allow them to relate creativity methods to different concepts, namely people’s needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will carry out group work and implement creative processes using several techniques related to the development of creative skills.
During the course, several models and methods will be presented, which will allow participants to develop their skills regarding brainstorming, lateral thinking and interconnection of ideas to solve design problems.
Written course contents available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Introduction to Design Thinking – Past and Present
The first component will introduce the key elements of the design knowledge in approach to the past and the present. A broader perspective will be presented, i.e., the knowledge about the way of thinking and the processes of the designers. At the end of the day, the participants will be divided into groups and will be asked to solve a practical challenge by creating a group board on Trello.
Design as contextualization and framework of the problem
Component number two aims to give participants a deeper understanding of the previous module, emphasizing the systemic nature of the design and what it requires of the design processes. Participants will continue the challenge from the previous component, by contextualizing the problem and the various ways in which it influences the design process.
Design Models and Processes
After understanding the holistic nature of Design Thinking, component number three will describe the different models that help structure the design process through research methods, prototypes, and tests. In the second part of this component, the most common methods of observation and participation will be addressed, such as the customer journey method, participatory methods and qualitative analysis. The concept of ideation will be presented, remembering that the different frameworks and contexts of the design problem should combine knowledge from various fields.
Design as Outsourcing and Experimentation
In component number four, participants will continue to develop their group work. After coming up with an idea, the groups will finish the design exercise, create sketches and models and discuss them, in order to reach a common conclusion. Finally, the groups will make decisions about the most appropriate means to create the final project.
Creation of the Final Project
On the last day, the groups will finish their final projects (applying all the concepts, practices and methods acquired throughout the course) and will be challenged to present their work, discussing ideas and new ways of developing creative thinking.
Note: every participant will receive a participation certificate/diploma and can enjoy a registration discount in one of LSDM’s courses valid for 12 months.
Payment by wire transfer.
All Inclusive: tuition, intensive course, daily coffee break, study resources and final certificate.
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