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Design Thinking [ENIN 140]

ENIN 140/3.0 Design Thinking

Instructor: Shari Hughson

Design thinking is an innovation method for arriving at human-centred creative solutions. At its core, the process is powered by empathy, so design thinkers develop a deep understanding of the needs, desires, motivations and frustrations their users experience. In the process, design thinking guides innovation teams to envision, build, and deliver more intuitive, frictionless, delightful, and effective user experiences.

From education to health care, in the performing arts, engineering, social services and human relations, from manufacturing to retail — and everything in-between, design thinking is being used across cultural, academic, and business sectors. As a collaborative and creative problem-solving method that delivers rapid results, the design thinking approach resonates widely with those seeking to drive corporate, technical, and social innovation.

By the end of the course, participants will have improved their critical observation and listening skills, their creative thinking and ideation proficiencies, and their digital and visual communication competencies.

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Deliverables may include for example, mockups, adverts, flowcharts, moodboards, posters, infographics, journey maps, personas, wireframes, webpages, or social media graphics.

Time Commitment: Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a week (120 hours per term) in study / practice and online activity for this course.

More info: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci_online/courses/design-thinking

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