Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to use this Course

  • 2

    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

  • 4

    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

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    Week 8 Defining your Challenge

    • Recap on Define phase, and Convergent Thinking

    • Defining

    • Clustering, and insights

    • What is an insight?

    • OIIC-HMW tool repeat

    • Preparing for Mock ups including shopping list and arrangements

    • Assignment 8: challenge statement

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    Week 9 Ideation week

    • Welcome to Idea week

    • Opportunity modelling: Desirability, feasibility and viability

    • Opportunity modelling – how to

    • Opportunity model Excel template

    • The Space for Ideas

    • Idea Canvas Template

    • Idea canvas template

    • Ideation games: creative and brainstorming exercises

    • SCAMPER Recap

    • Assignment 9: idea share

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    Week 10 Develop

    • Mock ups: Moving from idea to concept

    • What should mock ups look like?

    • Digital Mock Ups

    • Moulding with Others

    • Why moulding with Others is important

    • Case study: SAM Labs - The importance of mock ups

    • Moulding with others – ‘How to’

    • Assignment 10: Mock ups and Moulding with others

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    Week 11 Refine

    • Design thinking more than steps

    • Final selection – remember opportunity modelling if struggling to choose.

    • Business model canvas reader repeat

    • Business Model Canvas template

    • Design Thinking Pitch Deck

    • Questionnaire

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    Week 12 Share and grow

    • Reinforce and recap of all that has been learnt

    • Wishing luck

    • Assignment 12: sharing back concepts

  • 14

    Good Bye, and Good Luck!

    • Good Bye, and Good Luck!