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Course Description

Design thinking is a problem-solving process that focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis, and experimentation to drive innovation. Design thinking can be applied to a wide range of fields from product design to urban planning. This studio/seminar introduces students to design thinking. Students will work collaboratively to explore real world problems through stages of the design process such as inspiration, ideation, and implementation. Topics include visualization, mapping, storytelling, prototyping, and testing. Students are required to provide their own laptops with Adobe Creative Cloud design software, writing materials, and sticky notes to complete the in-class assignments. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is recommended.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Students will learn various forms of the collaborative design process
  • Students will learn how to visualize their ideas through mapping, storytelling, prototyping and testing
  • Students will gain the skills needed to foster and drive innovation
  • Students will learn how design can be used as a tool to tackle and address real world problems

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

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Section Title
Introduction to Design Thinking
Type
Online
Dates
Oct 28, 2020 to Dec 02, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Instructors
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Section Title
Introduction to Design Thinking
Type
Online
Dates
Feb 02, 2021 to Mar 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Instructors
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.