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Learners who have completed the first two courses of the Gender Analytics Specialization.

Approx. 13 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Acquire tools for seeing the world as your users & stakeholders see it, with particular attention to marginalized or silent voices.

  • Identify latent human needs, looking beyond obvious patterns in quantitative and qualitative data to understand underlying drivers and motivations.

  • Reframe problems such that innovative and inclusive solutions may emerge through problem finding and not just problem solving.

  • Learn how to involve users & stakeholders in all stages of design—from ideating to prototyping and testing—& bring a learning mindset to the process.

Skills you will gain

CreativityPrototypingDesign ThinkingInnovationInclusive Innovation
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Beginner Level

Learners who have completed the first two courses of the Gender Analytics Specialization.

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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University of Toronto

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Human-centered design for inclusive innovation

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
What to expect in the course3m
Introduction to human-centered design4m
Case example: Redesigning the patient experience10m
60 minutes mini bootcamp7m
Fit between Gender Analytics and human-centered design2m
Case examples: Attracting, developing and retaining women7m
Weekly recap30s
3 readings
Land Acknowledgement1m
Faculty biographies10m
[Exercise] Your design challenge30m
1 practice exercise
Assessment 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Empathize: Empathy-based research methods

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
The importance of understanding your users and stakeholders 5m
Empathy-based research methods7m
Considerations when conducting empathy-based research3m
Week 2 assignment2m
Weekly recap56s
1 reading
[Exercise] Practice empathic research skills2h
1 practice exercise
Assessment 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Reframing: Making sense of your research

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Case example: Reframing the MRI challenge 5m
Case Example: Reframing the wait for elevators1m
How to reframe problems2m
Open sorting: finding new patterns4m
Closed sorting: need finding5m
Closed sorting: using a journey map4m
Generating fresh insights3m
Weekly recap42s
2 readings
Are you solving the right problem?15m
[Exercise] Practice reframing1h 3m
1 practice exercise
Assessment 330m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Ideate, prototype, and test

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Ideation4m
Prototyping4m
Testing3m
What comes after testing? Implementation1m
Weekly recap50s
Application Spotlight: Application to your project workplan 2m
End of course recap1m
4 readings
[Exercise] Ideation 45m
[Exercise] Prototyping and testing1h 30m
[Exercise] Iteration after testing 20m
[Worksheet] Human-centered design workplan for Gender Analytics project30m
2 practice exercises
Final reflection20m
Assessment 430m

About the Gender Analytics: Gender Equity through Inclusive Design Specialization

Gender Analytics: Gender Equity through Inclusive Design

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