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Design thinking

  • Class 30
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 60
Total 120

Course title

Design thinking

Lecture type

Elective

Course code

21-04-520

Semester

4

ECTS

4

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

This module introduces students to fundamental design thinking philosophy.
The objectives of this module are to enable students to:
• critically assess the design thinking methodology,
• research and understand the unique needs of a company around specific challenges,
• build empathy for target audiences,
• apply design thinking as a problem solving technique,
• create physical prototypes / a visual representation of an idea.
The module teaches how to develop design thinking mind-set and develop the willingness to take a risk and the ability to deal with failure. Students develop a strong understanding of the Design Process and how it can be applied in a variety of business settings
This module prepares students to be problem solvers and it will contribute to students’ development as practitioners and professionals.

Literature

Essential reading:
1. Ideo.org (2015) The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design, 1st edn, [s.l.]: Ideo.org
2. IDEO (2021) Design Kit [Online]. Available at: https://www.designkit.org/ (Accessed: 13 May 2021)
3. Ideo.org (2021) Ideo.org [Online]. Available at: https://www.ideo.org/ (Accessed: 13 May 2021)

Recommended reading:
1. Brown, T. (2009) Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation, New York, NY: HarperBusiness
2. Kelley, T. and Kelley, D. (2013) Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential WIhtin Us All, Redfern, NSW: Currency
3. Kelley, T. and Littman, J. (2001) The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm, 1st edn, Redfern, NSW: Currency

Further reading:
1. IDEO (2021) Design Thinking Resources [Online]. Available at: https://designthinking.ideo.com/resources (Accessed: 13 May 2021)
2. Frog (2021) Design Thinking Collective Action Toolkit [Online]. Available at: https://www.frogdesign.com/designmind/collective-action-toolkit-empowering-communities (Accessed: 13 May 2021)

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Critically assess the problem form design thinking perspective.
  • Create design thinking framework and concept for solving specific business problem.
  • Recommend appropriate design thinking approach for solving business problem.
  • Evaluate solutions applying various design thinking implementation methodologies.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the requirements and impact of design thinking in specific business case.
  • Critically assess team roles and mind set and propose appropriate course of action for applying the design thinking framework.
  • Plan, manage and conduct the design thinking methodology for solving business problem.
  • Devise an innovative solution and apply it in practice.
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