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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Ryzard Akita: Sweet. You’re at the final step of the course. Over the last fortnight, we explored the process behind design thinking, investigated ways that you can uncover hidden user needs, and think through ways your work will help real people. We even experimented a bit with prototyping our ideas. The skills you develop through practising human-centred design help you take a more creative, flexible approach to working through tough problems. Being collaborative, open, thoughtful, empathetic, and inclusive is not just valuable at work. It helps you in all areas of life.

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds If you’ve enjoyed thinking about new, unexpected ways to solve problems, you can take another IoC course, “Decision Making: How to Choose the Right Problem to Solve”. If you’d rather prove your ideas by testing them with real data, have a look at “Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving” to find out more. [UPBEAT ELECTRONIC MUSIC]

Next steps

Get Creative with People to Solve Problems is one of three courses in Solving Problems with Technology, a program within the Institute of Coding’s Digital Skills in the Workplace portfolio of courses.

If you’ve enjoyed this course, you may also enjoy Decision Making: How to Choose the Right Problem to Solve where you will build personal problem-solving skills and learn how to make an effective plan to tackle real-life problems and decisions. In Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving you’ll find out how to harness the power of data to help you make better business decisions. In addition, you can find out more about the other programs in the Digital Skills for the Workplace portfolio, which you may find interesting.

Digital and Professional Skills

Throughout this Digital Skills for the Workplace portfolio of courses you can also choose to focus on digital skills or professional skills.

The Digital Skills stream explores how we can use technologies to explore new work opportunities or to develop skills that will enable you to work more effectively. Exploring these will help you to thrive in the new digital workplace.

The Professional Skills stream focuses on the abilities and qualities required in a wide variety of jobs across all work sectors. If you want to be successful at work you have to have these basic skills to work in an effective and professional way.

You can find out more about the full portfolio of courses in the short video above and in the portfolio map in the Downloads section.

If you’re looking to start university, you can discover what studying is really like by taking one of the Going to University courses with leading Leeds academics.

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