Principles of Design Thinking

Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that is transforming fields from entertainment to international development. In this beginner-level course, you will practice each step of the design thinking process by completing a series of hands-on activities. Video lectures will introduce the mindsets and exercises used by leading designers around the world, but the bulk of your experience will take place away from your computer as you complete 17 activities with people in your school, company, or local community.

This course requires no previous experience and can be completed either independently or in teams. Whether you’re an engineer, machinist, maker, artist, teacher, student, or just plain curious, you’re in the right place to begin learning about design thinking.

“In short, design thinking converts need into demand. It’s a human-centered approach to problem-solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and creative.” – Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO.

Principles of Design Thinking
11 lessons | 20 hours
Author: Libby Falck
Software: - None / Other -
Level: Beginner
Enrollment: 2669

iCourse Description

Getting started

Lesson 1: Introduction to design thinking

Lesson 2: Introduction to the challenge

Lesson 3: Understand

Lesson 4: Define

Lesson 5: Ideate

Lesson 6: Prototype and Test

Lesson 7: Refine

Lesson 8: Conclusion

Lesson 9: Course Assessment

Lesson 10: Next steps

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@Mario Caicedo Langer - Empathy Map and Download and Group main difference is located at the bottom of the PDF. In order to complete a course %100, you must click through all steps of the course. This means all the steps in the Lesson "Next steps".
Hello. I have a question about this course: why the text of the Lesson 4 Activity 2 "Empathy Map" is the same of the Activity 1 "Download and Group"? Also, Why I completed this course and received the certificate, but it still appears that I only completed 80%? Otherwise, a great course. Thanks!
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