Intended Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the key principles behind Design Thinking and Maker Culture
  • Develop design-thinking and visual-thinking skill sets;
  • Evaluate the most appropriate Design Thinking tools for a given challenge
  • Apply principles of social justice to maker research in the humanities
  • Develop strategies for strategic flexibility, working collaboratively, and with open innovation;
  • Apply Design Thinking principles to tackle global challenges from a humanities/heritage perspective
  • Apply user-centric design methods as a way of responding to user insights;
  • Use visual thinking to achieve strategic alignment across organisational elements;
  • Understand prototyping to communicate solutions and possibilities and take research findings into structured background presentation for pitching (e.g. executive summaries; market, competitor and stakeholder analysis, business plan and models);
  • Understand and develop a full innovation strategy using an ideation process, carry out primary desk research, analyse findings and requirements, perform iterative design processes through prototyping, select and plan implementation of a suitable innovation initiative.
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