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Microsoft Future Ready: Introduction to Design Thinking

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Overview

Take your design skills to the next level alongside industry experts

The design thinking approach challenges standard problem-solving and instead, emphasises the human experience to help explore new paths and ideas.

On this two-week course, you’ll explore the numerous benefits this process has in a variety of contexts such as business, educational, or social.

By focusing on human interaction, you’ll understand how organisations can take account of their users and create a meaningful user experience for their products or services.

Joining a team of industry specialists, this practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to successfully implement design thinking in your business.

Explore the design thinking process

The course will provide you with an overview of the design thinking process as well as the best practices for each step along the way.

You’ll learn how to conduct in-depth interviews and other surveys to understand the user before exploring techniques to turn ideas into a cohesive and practical product.

This incredibly powerful tool can be used in any field – from engineering to entrepreneurship and beyond.

Learn practical skills such as rapid prototyping

You will utilise everything you learn in this course to create your very own project.

In doing so, you will learn many practical and applicable skills such as user research and rapid prototyping, which will set you apart in your field.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to quickly iterate designs and be able to create user interfaces that are tailored to be easy and efficient.

This course is designed for anyone interested in the design thinking approach and the benefits it can bring to any field.

Syllabus

  • Discovery and Synthesis
    • Introduction
    • Discovery
    • Synthesis
  • Prototype and Iteration
    • Prototype
    • Iteration

Taught by

Kirby Vera Cruz

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