Design Thinking: A Methodology

Develop the creative-thinking skills needed to innovate in any context. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this short course

This course unpacks each of the five stages of the design thinking process; empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test. Gain practical experience with key methodologies, tools and templates to find new opportunities and develop innovative solutions that can be leveraged across a broad range of contexts, industries, and organisations.

How to get credit for this course:

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses in our Professional Skills suite. View our full list of courses available within this suite and learn how to accrue your credential points.

Who should do this course?

The course is designed for people interested in creating customer-centric products, services and solutions. Instead of focusing on obstacles, design thinking enables you to prioritise outcomes and develop innovative solutions that create high impact improvements.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register.

On completion you will be able to:

Learn how to solve problems, creatively, in any setting

Use a range of design thinking tools and techniques

Develop human-centred solutions

Meet your instructor

Dr Cherie Hawkins'

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins', Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.

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