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About the Course

This is a course aimed at making you a better designer. The course marries theory and practice, as both are valuable in improving design performance. Lectures and readings will lay out the fundamental concepts that underpin design as a human activity. Weekly design challenges test your ability to apply those ideas to solve real problems. The course is deliberately broad - spanning all domains of design, including architecture, graphics, services, apparel, engineered goods, and products. The emphasis of the course is the basic design process: define, explore, select, and refine. You, the student, bring to the course your particular interests and expertise related to, for instance, engineering, furniture, fashion, architecture, or products. In prior sessions of the course about half of the participants were novices and about half had prior professional design expertise. Both groups seem to benefit substantially from the course. All project work is evaluated by your peers -- and indeed, you will also be a peer reviewer. This format allows you to see an interesting collection of projects while getting useful feedback on your own project....

Top reviews


May 15, 2020

An excellent course. The process from A to Z of designing an artifact was just amazing. I feel like I learned a lot in this course. It's a great course for anyone looking for learn more in this field.


Jun 28, 2020

Thank you teacher!\n\nI have seen the world with different eyes after participating in this course: more curious and always ready to find gaps and think of a way to improve the design problem.

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By Alberto G P

Apr 26, 2017

Great Course, after this course I had to buy the book and continue learning

By John B C

Jun 29, 2020

I have learned so much that I can surely use in my career in the future!

By Christian P F

Nov 25, 2016

Muy dinámico y bien explicado. El primer y mejor curso que he realizado.

By Tiago A R F S L

Jun 03, 2020

Really great course. The mix of theory and practice at the exact level.

By Cecilia S M

Jun 16, 2020

Fue excelente! Me sirvió muchísimo y aprendí conceptos muy utiles !!

By Juan P G

Jun 02, 2019

Amazing course about the process to covert any gap into a product!

By Xue F

Jun 29, 2020

The course is very practical and suitable for beginners like me.

By Nadi M

Apr 13, 2018

I really enjoy the course and it helped me with my current work

By Alberto

Nov 30, 2019

Very useful for me, I had no prior knowledge on design process

By Fabrício M

May 22, 2018

Detailed, technical and precise. Excellent course and teacher.

By Renata A

Jul 08, 2020

It is fun, worth it, and the lectures are easy to understand

By Natalia F d M R

Oct 24, 2017

Really good course and teacher! Full of tips for a beginer!

By Abhi R

May 08, 2020

It was very nice experience to be the part of this course.

By Emma A

Sep 17, 2017

Project based course! Very good to work on project :)

By Vilasinee K

Jun 04, 2020

This is a good course ever and such a fun course!

By 赵佳彧

Jul 16, 2017


By Parthiban T

Aug 25, 2020

Useful Course... good Hands on assignments.

By Alejandro R

Jun 25, 2020

I enjoyed and learned a lot in this course

By ehlen p

Jul 17, 2017

Very well explained introduction to design

By Yash K

May 18, 2020

Very nice cousre and more knowledgeable.

By Naufal A

May 01, 2020

I am happy and I will continue to study

By Giulia R

Mar 29, 2018

Otimo curso, conteúdo muito didático!

By Snehal k

Jul 05, 2020

thank you for this wonderful course

By Shubham D R

Aug 17, 2017

It's Really Nice and amazing course

By aamira m

May 20, 2020

brilliant delivery of the classes.