Throughout the course, we will discuss how these principles and methods might be applied to participants own challenges and conclude with each participant working on a plan for building the principles and methods of Design Thinking into their own life and work.
- Understand the mindset and its fundamental contribution to success
- Have experience of methods from all the phases of a design project
- Know about the wide range of other methods that they might use in a design project
- Leave with a draft plan for how they might use design thinking on a current complex problem they face
Optional Synchronous Dialogue Sessions:
While the majority of this course Is delivered asynchronously, there will be one 60-minute synchronous session held weekly on Mondays at 6pm PDT (this may change in different iterations): The purpose of these calls is not to deliver content, but rather to engage with the instructor in a participant driven conversation about the week’s activities and design thinking more generally.
Given the asynchronous nature of this course, participants can choose their own schedule, however they will be expected to engage with the material for 3-5 hours per week. While this approach provides for flexibility, it does mean we cannot fully explore synchronous tools such as Mural.
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.
This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Professional Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Practices.