Designing for success

In this course we will explore:

  • the fundamental components of design thinking

  • the principles for good design and designing for humans

 

What you need to do to complete this course:
 

  1. Complete BOTH part 1 and 2 of the course material

  2. Watch the content videos - these communicate the course's key messages and concepts.

  3. Participate in the interactive activities - designed to elicit viewpoints from the learners in this course.

  4. Read/watch the core resources.

  5. Complete the multiple-choice quizzes that will contribute towards your understanding of the course content.

  6. Share your thoughts and experiences with your fellow learners in the discussion forums.

  7. Participate in the zoom workshop

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OUR PROGRAM

Part 1 - Using design to solve problems

DFS unit 1

Why design?

What is the value of using a process such as design? Is using design really necessary?

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 4

Empathy in design

What is the most important skill you have as a designer: Empathy. Learn about the role of empathy in design.

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 2

Designing for humans

What does it mean to design for humans? What is the difference between designing a product or designing an experience?

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 5

Understanding and defining problems

Think you know the problem you are trying to solve? Think again. Make sure you are solving the real problem - not just a symptom of a problem.

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 3

Triggering human systems

How do we make a design that really works and is seamless?

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 6

Divergent and convergent thinking

How do we get people to generate ideas? What is the role of creativity? How does creativity work?

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

The Perfect Coffee

Interval

Brainwriting challenge

Get access to the SparkTank tool and participate in an asynchronous brainstorming challenge.

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

Break time!

Hey its time to play! Enter the brainwriting challenge to put what you have learnt in the divergent and convergent thinking space - in action.

OUR PROGRAM

Part 2 - Using the DIE design method

DFS unit 7

What is service design?

There are different kinds of design. What is service design?

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 10

DIE - Invent

Learn about the second phase of the DIE model: Invent

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 13

Scenarios

Learn about the role of scenarios in creating human centred solutions

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

Zoom workshops

What's next?

Get ready for the workshops

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 8

The DIE Model as a method

What is a simple design method that anyone can use? Here you will learn about a well used and tested design method - the DIE model.

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 11

DIE - Evaluate

Learn about the third phase of the DIE model: Evaluate

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 14

The design method in action

See it all come together. How does this all look in practice.

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 9

DIE - Discovery

Learn about the first phase of the DIE model: Discovery

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 12

Analysis, thinking and documenting design

What are the key research techniques used in human centred design?

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham

DFS unit 15

Facilitating collaborative design

Special walkthrough and simulation of a collaborative design activity

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Dr Jo'Anne Langham