In the course you will learn about multiphase and non-linear process for creative problem solving with a deep interest in developing an understanding of the people for whom the services or products are being designed. The process begins with immersion into the context of the problem that needs solving. Information gathered then is analysed and synthesized to form patterns and to develop better understanding of the problem that needs solving. Next stage is ideation where generation of innovative ideas takes place. Cycle of the process is finished by prototyping when generated ideas are transferred to physical reality, tested and validated.
Indicative time of course completion: 65 min.
- To know and understand main principles of Human Centered Design thinking process.
- To have knowledge on Human Centered Design thinking stages.
- To have knowledge about Human Centered Design thinking techniques and tools.
Additional material (optional)
An e-book on design thinking with a lot of practical exercises for the process: Maurício Vianna; Ysmar Vianna; Isabel K. Adler; Brenda Lucena; Beatriz Russo, 2012. Design Thinking. MJV Tecnologia Ltda. https://www.adetem.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/DT_MJV_book.pdf
- Lectures 13
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 54 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 38
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
At the beginning terms used in this course will be described in the vocabulary and an introductory quiz allowing learner to identify current knowledge on Human Centered Design in service provision will be provided. Indicative time of completion of unit: 10 min.
What is Human Centered Design? 2
A summary of the Human Centered Design process and assumptions underlying it’s application will be presented in this unit. Indicative time of completion of unit: 5 min.
First stage of Human Centered Design thinking will be presented in this unit. Immersion of different depth, research techniques needed at this stage will be presented. Indicative time of completion of unit: 30 min.
The purpose of this phase is to generate innovative ideas for the project theme/services being planned. To do this, the tools for synthesis created in the analysis phase are used to stimulate creativity and generate solutions that are in tune with the context of the subject in question (services planned). Indicative time of completion of unit: 10 min.
The function of Prototyping is to aid in the validation of the ideas generated, and although it is presented as one of the last phases of Human Centered Design Thinking, it can occur throughout the project simultaneously with Immersion and Ideation. Prototyping will be presented in this unit. Indicative time of completion of unit: 10 min.