Weekly study4 hours
The Design Thinking Toolbox
Learn how to master the Design Thinking process
The Design Thinking process is an invaluable method of structuring a design project.
On this course, you’ll explore the five steps of the process – Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.
You’ll gain practical experience in applying these key design tools alongside thought leaders in the field.
Understand how to use different Design Thinking tools
Within each of the five stages, there are different tools that you can use to aid the design process.
You’ll explore the design toolbox at each stage of the process, and gain confidence in knowing what tools to use, as well as any potential pitfalls.
Learn Design Thinking alongside Wintec’s experts
Aidan Bigham, lead coach in the Design Factory Team at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is a seasoned expert in the science of design.
He’ll walk you through every aspect of the design process, leaving you full of confidence in your ability to use every design tool available to you.
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...
- Understand the appropriateness of a tool for a Design Thinking Stage
- Understand the 5 stages of the Design Thinking Process
- Recognise and apply Design Thinking tools
Who is the course for?
The course would suit people familiar with the Design Thinking process, who would like to learn about the tools that can be used in each stage, or would like to be refreshed on the use of Design Thinking tools. It would also benefit learners who completed Design Thinking for a Sustainable Future.
Who developed the course?
The Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) is a leading tertiary education provider and one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology. Established in 1924, Wintec delivers technical, vocational, and professional education across a broad range of qualifications, domestically and internationally.
Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology is the New Zealand governmental network of 16 subsidiary tertiary education providers, which were formerly known as institutes of technology and polytechnics. The network delivers world class professional, vocational, and applied learning from certificate through to PhD level.
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