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Next Cohort: Mar 18-Mar 19
Mar 18-Mar 19
Jul 25 - Jul 26 2024
In this course students develop an understanding of Design Thinking and experience how it is distinct from other methodologies. Learners will explore when Design Thinking can be used and how to apply it in the workplace. Design Thinking rests on a simple premise, alternatives, and ideally improvements, are possible. Informed by Human Centred Design, Design Thinking tests assumptions and creates space for innovation while addressing opportunities (challenges) with solutions that are desirable, feasible and viable.
Design Thinking engages the creativity of team members and stakeholders while producing innovative solutions through brainstorming and rapid prototyping cycles that are informed by user feedback. We will examine the features of Design Thinking, when it can be used and the role it can play in creating or supporting cultures of engagement, learning and innovation. Students will practice Design Thinking in the classroom and in the field and then plan to integrate Design Thinking into their workplace.
This course will be very interactive and include the application of Design Thinking. Students should be prepared to go outside. We will leave the classroom and the building to apply some of the Design Thinking techniques covered. If students require any mobility accommodation, please inform the Institute as soon as possible.
What You’ll Learn
- Understand the different stages of the Design Thinking process.
- Explore the benefits of Design Thinking.
- Practice and receive feedback on the application of Design Thinking.
- Plan to implement Design Thinking in your workplace and identify potential obstacles and develop strategies to overcome them.
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Next Cohort: Mar 18-Mar 19
Student Reviews (1)
I picked the university of Ottawa because they offer a collaborative program with Algonquin college in the rural area that I live in. Opting to pick this university was the best option for me because it enabled me to save a lot of money. I applied to 3...
I picked the university of Ottawa because they offer a collaborative program with Algonquin college in the rural area that I live in. Opting to pick this university was the best option for me because it enabled me to save a lot of money. I applied to 3 different universities and it was one fee for all 3 applications. I had a very good grade 12 academic background which enabled me to be accepted into this competitive program. In my opinion the course curriculum could be revised. In fact, in the first year we have no clinical experience. It is only theory in the first year. I think starting clinical experiences in the first year would be very helpful for students in the program.