Identify the kinds of problem that can be solved with user-centred design
Summarise the activities needed to run a successful user-centred design project
Develop a user-centred design mindset to approach a problem
Apply the Design Thinking process to a real-world problem
Investigate how making a testing rough prototypes helps improvement
Collect information and data that help prove a solution will work in the real world
Design thinking is a particular type of problem-solving based around the principle of user-centred design.
The five stages are: understand the problem, devise a sample solution, improve that solution, test the solution, review the outcome.
On this course, you’ll learn why this method of thinking is effective, how to use it, and which jobs use the process.
You’ll also become familiar with how to collect the right information and data to prove a solution can work in the real world.
Gain a practical insight into user-centred design (an iterative design process in which designers focus on the users and their needs in each phase of the design process)
Explore the use of design thinking methods
Hear from others about how they use user-centred design
Experiment with design thinking through a series of simple activities
This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.
This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.
The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.
You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.