Course overview

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    How to use this Course

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    Week 1 What is Design Thinking

    • What Design Thinking can achieve

    • Video case studies: Design Foundations

    • Additional Case Studies

    • Understanding Design Thinking

    • Double Diamond Process

    • Assignment 1: Introductions

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    Week 2 Getting started in Design Thinking

    • Addressing Covid-19 implications

    • What to expect from this course?

    • The way we will be working

    • Tools and Materials: What you will need

    • How to be a little more creative

    • 6 hats: More ways to create space to be creative

    • Assignment 2: Preparing a project plan

    • Guide to the project plan assignment

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    Week 3 Design Thinking in practice

    • What we've learnt

    • User centred Rollercoaster persona

    • Challenge setting: OIIC and HMW tools

    • SCAMPER

    • OIIC and HMW Examples

    • Your turn: Apply Design Thinking to a problem for a quick win

    • Assignment 3: Roller coaster, Persona and OIIC-HMW development

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    Week 4 Discovery: Getting organised

    • Introduction: Identifying your topic

    • Safaris, Immersions, and Parallel Worlds

    • How to plan your research

    • Understanding User types, Needs and Archetypes

    • Mapping user types - Needs Map

    • Assignment 4: Defining your topic and Immersion planning

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    Week 5 Design Thinking in the Field

    • Observation and Capture

    • Introduction video to Interview Tips

    • Interview examples: Watch and learn

    • Interviews: A little practice first

    • Questionnaire template

    • Parallel Worlds Template

    • Assignment 5: Discovery findings

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    Week 6 Divergent Design Thinking

    • What we’ve learned and getting it up on the wall

    • Post it’s in action – how to get It displayed, different ways of writing up

    • Personas: Who did you meet

    • Persona template (repeat) for you to build from

    • Assignment: Persona Capture and any new findings

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    Week 7 Design Thinking as Organisational Change

    • Design Thinking and Change

    • Change Management Reader

    • Design Thinking and Business

    • Design Thinking and Business reader

    • The Customer

    • Empathy map

    • Design Thinking and Organisational Change

    • Business models

    • Business Model - How to pick yours

    • Business canvas: Nine basic building blocks

    • Business model canvas reader

    • Assignment 7: No assignment this week!!!

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    Week 8 Defining your Challenge

    • Recap on Define phase, and Convergent Thinking

    • Defining

    • Clustering, and insights

    • What is an insight?

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    Week 9 Ideation week

    • Welcome to Idea week

    • The Space for Ideas

    • Idea Canvas Template

    • Assignment 9: idea share

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    Week 10 Develop

    • Opportunity modelling: Desirability, feasibility and viability

    • Mock ups: Moving from idea to concept

    • Digital Mock Ups

    • Mock Ups with Others

    • Molding with Others

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    Week 11 Refine

    • Design thinking more than steps

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    Week 12 Share and grow

    • Reinforce and recap of all that has been learnt

    • Wishing luck to presenters

    • Assignment 12: sharing back concepts

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    Good Bye, and Good Luck!

    • Good Bye, and Good Luck!

Master Design Thinking with Ideact

This course is delivered in partnership with the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, and sponsored by Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Energy, & Industrial Strategy.