University Design Thinking MOOC
"Welcome to the Macromedia University Design Thinking MOOC.
The Macromedia University MOOC Design Thinking is about understanding and
implementing the methodology of Design Thinking. You will learn how Design
Thinking uses creative, human centered techniques as a strategic approach to
stimulate innovation. "
In this experiential course, Stanford d.school lecturer and Epicenter
Associate Director Leticia Britos Cavagnaro and her team will take you on a
journey to learn the design thinking process. This methodology for
human-centered creative problem solving is used by companies and organizations
to drive a culture of innovation. The Design Thinking Action Lab will provide
the inspiration, tools and support you need to discover the joy of learning by
doing as you tackle an innovation challenge in the real world. https://venture-lab.org/designthinking
d.thinking – Big Questions *** A culture of emapthy at 19:30
- It is clear that innovation is critical to customers and businesses alike,
more so now than ever. This webinar series will give you a taste of what
will be taught during the Innovation Masters Series - Design Thinking and
the Art of Innovation (XDES400) course.
"This paper, co-authored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and
the teaching team of the course “Design Thinking Bootcamp” at Stanford’s Hasso
Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), documents a partnership between SFMOMA
and the d.school in Fall 2012. For this partnership, a class of
multidisciplinary graduate students took on a design challenge for SFMOMA and
prototyped innovative, divergent solutions following the design thinking
process. In this paper, we will share the stories of the students’ process and
insights, provide examples of the prototypes they developed, and discuss the
impact the project had on the museum’s approach to collaborative
Charrette is an intensive, hands-on workshop that
brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to explore
design options for a particular area or site. Charrettes can take place in a
single session or be spread out among two or three workshops. The goal of the
charette process is to capture the vision, values, and ideas of the community
and everybody collaborate to create innovative solutions"
Human Centered Design Community
HDConnect.org - Methods:
tools and tips that will help you master the HCD process.
Hear - Determine who to talk to, how to gather stories, and
how to document your observations
CREATE - Generate opportunities and solutions that are
applicable to the whole community.
DELIVER - Take your top solutions, make them better, and move
them toward implementation.
Uses Constructivist Pedagogies
hcd toolkit: CREATE "EMPATHIC DESIGNpg 10: Creating solutions through empathy is a
way for the design team to blend their expertise with the on-the-ground needs
of people. Empathy means deep understanding of the problems and realities of
the people you are designing for. It is important to do research across many
different groups of people and to “walk in their shoes’’ before the Create
phase if employing empathic design methods. By understanding people deeply,
empathic design can lead to both appropriate and more breakthrough solutions.
But this method challenges the design team to not just understand the problem
mentally, but also to start creating solutions from a connection to deep
thoughts and feelings.
Consider using empathic design when:
the design team has specific skills required to develop
the solutions you are seeking are “new to the world”
community politics make it difficult to select a few
individuals to work with pg 89"
Course: Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation "Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation is a five-week course that will
introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and help you use the
design process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for
social change. No prior design experience necessary."