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Approx. 14 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Using Design Principles to Innovate and Find Opportunities

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Course Overview with Ed Colgate56s
Innovating and Finding Opportunities by Design4m
​Design is about People5m
Adopting the Traits of a Design Innovator6m
Uncovering Opportunities with a Design Innovation Mindset4m
Design Research6m
​Tools and Techniques for Design Research5m
Observations to Insights6m
​Generating How Might We (HMW) Questions from Insights3m
4 readings
Meet Your Professors10m
Course Grading & Logistics10m
Suggested Readings (Optional)10m
Optional Reading: Empathy on the Edge10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Exploring Ideas

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Generating Ideas7m
Storyboarding Concepts3m
1 reading
Supplementary Visuals & Exercises10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Prototyping to Learn

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 51 min)
6 videos
Value of Prototyping13m
​How to Prototype6m
Preparing to Test Prototypes with Users5m
Testing Prototypes with Users8m
The Role of Prototypes in Decision-Making and Leadership14m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Leading Design Innovation

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Communicating about Design & Innovation5m
​Building the Team5m
Creating Space for Design & Innovation4m
ROI for Innovation4m
Conclusion to Course 5 with Dean Blount1m
3 readings
Design Worksheet10m
Example Completed Design Worksheet10m
Optional Reading: Design Thinking Comes of Age10m

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