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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study; approximately 3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introducing design

3 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings
3 videos
What is design innovation?3m
Design innovation in practice - Hear from the industry experts9m
2 readings
Module 1 readings1h 30m
Introduction chapter of the book "Design Think Make Break Repeat: A Handbook of Methods"30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Design thinking

4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
What is human-centred design?6m
Translating insights into innovative opportunities4m
Human-centred design in the real world8m
1 reading
Module 2 readings1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Module 2 practice quiz10m
Module 2 quiz30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Design making

4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Design making: concepts and prototyping5m
Creating prototypes5m
Idea generation and prototyping in design projects10m
1 reading
Module 3 readings1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Module 3 practice quiz10m
Module 3 quiz30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Design breaking

4 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
How to evaluate concepts5m
Identifying and using design principles11m
Experimentation and testing in the industry10m
1 reading
Module 4 reading list40m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 practice quiz16m
Module 4 quiz30m
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Top reviews from Innovation Through Design: Think, Make, Break, Repeat

By GEDec 10th 2018

It's a good introduction to design thinking and methods. Thanks to Cara and Martin. I'd definitely revisit the course when I need a refresh or reference.

By HUNov 22nd 2018

Love the course and the format. The structure and flexibility works for me.

Instructors

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Martin Tomitsch

Associate Professor and Head of Design
School of Architecture, Design and Planning
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Cara Wrigley

Associate Professor
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

About The University of Sydney

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