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Microsoft Future Ready: Introduction to Design Thinking

Join a team of specialists and discover how design thinking can help create a better user experience for your product or service.

Microsoft Future Ready: Introduction to Design Thinking

  • 2 weeks

  • 5 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Conduct in-depth interviews & other surveys to understand the user
  • Synthesize ideas into a cohesive and practical product
  • Use of simple prototyping tools to quickly iterate designs
  • Design User Interfaces that are tailored to be easy & efficient

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Conduct in-depth interviews & other surveys to understand the user
  • Collaborate ideas into a cohesive and practical product
  • Apply the use of simple prototyping tools to quickly iterate designs
  • Create User Interfaces that are tailored to be easy & efficient

Who is the course for?

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

Who developed the course?

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

CloudSwyft has partnered with the top global technology companies to deliver cutting edge digital skills learning across the modern workplace.

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Develop skills to further your career

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  • Access to 1,000+ courses
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Digital certificate when you're eligible

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Buy this course

$69/one-off payment

Fulfill your current learning need

  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Printed and digital certificate when you’re eligible

Limited access

Free

Sample the course materials

  • Access expires 20 Feb 2023

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Sale price available until 28 February 2023 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply.

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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