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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Design Thinking - A Primer

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


Design thinking is a systematic method of solving problems. This method is unique that it starts and ends with humans. The design thinkers start by observing, interviewing or just plain experiencing a situation. Then, they proceed to improve the situation of the humans by solving problems for them.INTENDED AUDIENCE :GeneralPREREQUISITES : NoneINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Many industries and institute recognize the need for design thinking - e.g., ICT, manufacturing, sales, marketing


Week 1: Introduction to Design ThinkingWeek 2 : Empathize Phase: Customer Journey MappingWeek 3 : Analyze Phase: 5-Whys and How might we...Week 4 : Solve Phase: Ideation: Free Brainstorming & Make/Test Phase: Prototype

Taught by

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam Prof. Bala Ramadurai


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