Design Thinking: Ideation, Iteration and Communication

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Learn how ideas transform into solutions through iteration and validation along with best practices for communicating your solution to stakeholders.

Part of 1 program:
Course Format:Instructor-Led
Start Date:Mar 20, 2019

What you will learn

  • Discuss visualization techniques
  • Ideation techniques to help arrive at the best solution
  • How to select an appropriate visualization technique to present a solution
  • Best practices for communicating ideas effectively using graphic techniques

Overview

Designing a successful and innovative solution requires creative ideas and their iteration. As critical phases of the design thinking process, ideation and iteration are often what distinguish design thinking from traditional or linear problem-solving approaches. This course, part of the Design Thinking MicroMasters program, will explain and provide context and instruction on essential ideation techniques such as:

  • Brainstorming
  • Mind mapping
  • Role playing
  • Storyboarding
  • Concept sketching
  • Model making
  • Strategic idea mapping

After ideation, the solution(s) that best address the original problem are chosen to present. This course will discuss best practices for selecting solutions and common pitfalls to avoid when communicating solutions to a client.

Before you start

Successful completion of THINK501x, THINK502x
  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Mar 20, 2019

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